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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Social Policy Score

Issues: Liberal , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 69%
Jack Murtha 62%
Marilyn Musgrave 6%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 29%
Jim Oberstar 65%
Dave Obey 66%
John Olver 97%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 61%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 26%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 28%
Todd Platts 34%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 46%
Deborah Pryce 43%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 49%
Ralph Regula 35%
Denny Rehberg 26%
Richard Renzi 35%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Thomas Reynolds 34%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 80%
Ken Salazar 69%
Jim Saxton 40%
Jean Schmidt 17%
John Shadegg 31%
Christopher Shays 60%
Ike Skelton 54%
Gordon Smith 39%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 64%
Hilda Solis 93%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 56%
Pete Stark 97%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 41%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 33%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 59%
Ellen Tauscher 76%
Gene Taylor 41%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
Ed Towns 82%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
George Voinovich 45%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 23%
John Warner 43%
Diane Watson 97%
Mel Watt 90%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 11%
Gerald Weller 26%
Robert Wexler 83%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
David Wu 74%
Albert Wynn 73%
Bill Young 31%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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