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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
Frank Lautenberg 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 94%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 94%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
Hillary Clinton 87%
Rob Andrews 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
Howard Berman 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
Bill Delahunt 82%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 82%
Bob Filner 82%
Barney Frank 82%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 82%
Jane Harman 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
Maurice Hinchey 82%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 82%
Michael McNulty 82%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 82%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
Brad Miller 82%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
Dave Obey 82%
John Olver 82%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
Donald Payne 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 82%
Steve Rothman 82%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
Hilda Solis 82%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 82%
Ed Towns 82%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 82%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 82%
Diane Watson 82%
Mel Watt 82%
Robert Wexler 82%
Lynn Woolsey 82%
David Wu 82%
Albert Wynn 82%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
Russ Feingold 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 79%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 79%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 79%
Thomas Allen 78%
Michael Arcuri 78%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
Norm Dicks 78%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 78%
Paul Hodes 78%
Steve Kagen 78%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
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%
Dennis Moore 78%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 78%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 78%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 78%
Anthony Weiner 78%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 77%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 77%
John Spratt, Jr. 77%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 77%
Gary Ackerman 76%
Brian Baird 76%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
Artur Davis 73%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
Dale Kildee 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 72%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 72%
Herb Kohl 72%
Joe Lieberman 72%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 72%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 72%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
Daniel Inouye 70%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 69%
Phil Hare 69%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 69%
Earl Pomeroy 69%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 69%
Vic Snyder 69%
Ellen Tauscher 69%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 67%
Pete Stark 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Darlene Hooley 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 66%
Blanche Lincoln 66%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
Russ Carnahan 64%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 64%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 64%
John Hall 64%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 64%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
Betty Sutton 64%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 63%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 63%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Chris Dodd 62%
Gabrielle Giffords 62%
Ron Klein 62%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 61%

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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