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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Social Policy Score

Issues: Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
Gary Ackerman 87%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 74%
Jason Altmire 49%
Rob Andrews 75%
Michael Arcuri 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 73%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 16%
Brian Baird 64%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 21%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 54%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 72%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 31%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 9%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 21%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Rick Boucher 58%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
Nancy Boyda 51%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 29%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 32%
Ginny Brown-Waite 31%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 21%
Jim Bunning 21%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 15%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Dan Burton 27%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 74%
Steve Buyer 19%
Robert Byrd 52%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 29%
Chris Cannon 37%
Eric Cantor 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
Dennis Cardoza 66%
Russ Carnahan 62%
Christopher Carney 47%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 63%
Mike Castle 46%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
Ben Chandler III 55%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
Hillary Clinton 77%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 26%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 24%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
Norm Coleman 39%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 55%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Jerry Costello 56%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 66%
Larry Craig 36%
Robert Cramer 48%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
Artur Davis 56%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
David Davis 26%
Geoff Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 48%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 74%
Thomas Davis III 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
Bill Delahunt 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 77%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
Norm Dicks 68%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
Chris Dodd 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 46%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 51%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 68%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 29%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 41%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
Philip English 41%
John Ensign 9%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 77%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Terry Everett 28%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 75%
Tom Feeney 9%
Russ Feingold 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 35%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 84%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 38%
Gabrielle Giffords 53%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 51%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 36%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 61%
Judd Gregg 31%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 45%

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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