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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
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 74%
Jason Altmire 49%
Rob Andrews 75%
Michael Arcuri 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 73%
Brian Baird 64%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 54%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 72%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 31%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Kit Bond 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Rick Boucher 58%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
Nancy Boyda 51%
Henry Brown, Jr. 21%
Ginny Brown-Waite 31%
Jim Bunning 21%
Dan Burton 27%
Steve Buyer 19%
Robert Byrd 52%
Chris Cannon 37%
Eric Cantor 17%
Dennis Cardoza 66%
Russ Carnahan 62%
Christopher Carney 47%
Mike Castle 46%
Ben Chandler III 55%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Norm Coleman 39%
Kent Conrad 55%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 36%
Robert Cramer 48%
Artur Davis 56%
David Davis 26%
Geoff Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 92%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 48%
Norm Dicks 68%
Chris Dodd 94%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 29%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 51%
Thelma Drake 9%
David Dreier 29%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
Philip English 41%
John Ensign 9%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Terry Everett 28%
Tom Feeney 9%
Russ Feingold 94%
Michael Ferguson 42%
Bob Filner 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 35%
Barney Frank 84%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 53%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 51%
Judd Gregg 31%
John Hall 58%
Phil Hare 65%
Jane Harman 59%
Robert Hayes 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 27%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 52%
Baron Hill 49%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Paul Hodes 65%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 53%
Darlene Hooley 65%
Kenny Hulshof 9%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34%
Daniel Inouye 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
William Jefferson 73%
Tim Johnson 38%
Steve Kagen 57%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Ric Keller 9%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 64%
Patrick Kennedy 89%
Dale Kildee 61%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Ron Klein 61%
Joseph Knollenberg 36%
Herb Kohl 81%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
John Kuhl, Jr. 35%
Jon Kyl 26%
Ray LaHood 45%
Nicholas Lampson 48%
Steve LaTourette 41%
Frank Lautenberg 94%
Jerry Lewis 40%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 59%
Blanche Lincoln 62%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 46%
Dan Lungren 9%
Connie Mack IV 33%
Tim Mahoney 52%
Don Manzullo 31%
Jim Marshall 44%
Melquiades Martinez 34%
Thaddeus McCotter 29%
James McCrery III 37%
John McHugh 29%
Michael McNulty 67%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 69%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 49%
Brad Miller 70%
Harry Mitchell 52%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 60%
Patrick Murphy 52%
Jack Murtha 66%
Marilyn Musgrave 15%
Sue Myrick 15%
Ben Nelson 44%
Jim Oberstar 68%
Dave Obey 62%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 64%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 85%
John Peterson 26%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 34%
Todd Platts 38%
Earl Pomeroy 55%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 44%
George Radanovich 29%
James Ramstad 38%
Ralph Regula 34%
Denny Rehberg 29%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 36%
Ciro Rodriguez 65%
Mike Ross 51%
Steve Rothman 77%
Ken Salazar 65%
William Sali 38%
Jim Saxton 41%
Jean Schmidt 9%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 62%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 49%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 43%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Vic Snyder 62%
Hilda Solis 85%
Mark Souder 17%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 27%
Ted Stevens 37%
Bart Stupak 55%
John Sullivan 20%
John Sununu 25%
Betty Sutton 89%
Tom Tancredo 31%
John Tanner 52%

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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