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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
Gary Ackerman 76%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Wayne Allard 3%
Thomas Allen 78%
Jason Altmire 56%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Brian Baird 76%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
Max Baucus 53%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 16%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 53%
Judy Biggert 34%
Brian Bilbray 16%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
Kit Bond 30%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 21%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 58%
Rick Boucher 54%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 49%
Nancy Boyda 52%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 34%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 51%
Chris Cannon 3%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 64%
Christopher Carney 52%
Mike Castle 46%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hillary Clinton 87%
Norm Coleman 43%
Kent Conrad 53%
Jerry Costello 58%
Larry Craig 23%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 9%
Artur Davis 73%
David Davis 12%
Geoff Davis 23%
Lincoln Davis 53%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 82%
James DeMint 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 35%
Norm Dicks 78%
Chris Dodd 62%
Elizabeth Dole 22%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 34%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 60%
Thelma Drake 18%
David Dreier 18%
Chet Edwards 48%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 51%
Jo Ann Emerson 41%
Philip English 42%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Terry Everett 25%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 79%
Michael Ferguson 47%
Bob Filner 82%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 82%
Elton Gallegly 23%
Gabrielle Giffords 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Charlie Gonzalez 53%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 26%
John Hall 64%
Phil Hare 69%
Jane Harman 82%
Robert Hayes 39%
Wally Herger, Jr. 8%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
David Lee Hobson 36%
Paul Hodes 78%
Pete Hoekstra 19%
Thomas Holden 56%
Darlene Hooley 66%
Kenny Hulshof 30%
Duncan Hunter 26%
Kay Hutchison 28%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 29%
Daniel Inouye 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
William Jefferson 60%
Tim Johnson 44%
Steve Kagen 78%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 31%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
Ron Klein 62%
Joseph Knollenberg 32%
Herb Kohl 72%
Dennis Kucinich 48%
John Kuhl, Jr. 38%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 43%
Nicholas Lampson 46%
Steve LaTourette 43%
Frank Lautenberg 94%
Jerry Lewis 19%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 72%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 39%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Tim Mahoney 50%
Don Manzullo 19%
Jim Marshall 45%
Melquiades Martinez 28%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
James McCrery III 15%
John McHugh 44%
Michael McNulty 82%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 82%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Brad Miller 82%
Harry Mitchell 53%
Alan Mollohan 51%
Dennis Moore 78%
Patrick Murphy 56%
Jack Murtha 56%
Marilyn Musgrave 3%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 46%
Jim Oberstar 55%
Dave Obey 82%
John Olver 82%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 55%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 82%
John Peterson 23%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 30%
Todd Platts 42%
Earl Pomeroy 69%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 35%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 39%
Denny Rehberg 26%
Richard Renzi 37%
Silvestre Reyes 56%
Thomas Reynolds 31%
Ciro Rodriguez 54%
Mike Ross 53%
Steve Rothman 82%
Ken Salazar 56%
William Sali 3%
Jim Saxton 43%
Jean Schmidt 29%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 64%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 48%
Heath Shuler 55%
Ike Skelton 59%
Gordon Smith 44%
Olympia Snowe 46%
Vic Snyder 69%
Hilda Solis 82%
Mark Souder 23%
Zack Space 54%
Arlen Specter 45%
John Spratt, Jr. 77%
Pete Stark 67%
Cliff Stearns 27%
Ted Stevens 38%
Bart Stupak 53%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 32%
Betty Sutton 64%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 49%

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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