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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 24%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 26%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 63%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 26%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 82%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 62%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 77%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 77%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 61%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 61%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 64%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 39%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 37%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 7%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 82%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 78%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 32%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 42%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 79%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 36%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 24%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 45%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 78%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 58%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 3%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 21%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 49%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 82%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 72%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 9%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 6%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 31%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 51%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 21%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 16%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 72%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 51%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 36%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 28%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 14%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 39%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 11%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 72%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 72%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%

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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