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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 53%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 21%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 74%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 57%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 77%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 28%
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 88%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 68%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 77%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 76%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 63%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 9%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 26%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 47%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 72%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 46%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 28%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 31%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 32%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 63%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 54%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 9%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 9%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 57%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 45%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 74%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 37%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 26%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 9%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 77%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 34%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 21%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey 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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