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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
Hillary Clinton 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 91%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
Rob Andrews 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
Russ Carnahan 82%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 82%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
Bill Delahunt 82%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 82%
Barney Frank 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 82%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 82%
Phil Hare 82%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 82%
Darlene Hooley 82%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 82%
William Jefferson 82%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 82%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 82%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 82%
Brad Miller 82%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler 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%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
Hilda Solis 82%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 82%
Betty Sutton 82%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 82%
Ed Towns 82%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 82%
Robert Wexler 82%
Albert Wynn 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
Russ Feingold 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 80%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 79%
Howard Berman 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Jane Harman 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
Dale Kildee 75%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 75%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
Alan Mollohan 75%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 75%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 74%
Vic Snyder 74%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 74%
Chris Dodd 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 72%
Jim Oberstar 72%
Laura Richardson 72%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 72%
Byron Dorgan 71%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
Robert Byrd 69%
Max Baucus 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
John Hall 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 67%
Michael McNulty 67%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
Donald Payne 67%
Steve Rothman 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67%
Pete Stark 67%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Anthony Weiner 67%
David Wu 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
Lynn Woolsey 66%
Kent Conrad 65%
Herb Kohl 65%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 64%
Brian Baird 62%
Marion Berry 62%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
Nancy Boyda 62%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 62%
Robert Cramer 62%
Chet Edwards 62%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 62%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 62%
Dennis Moore 62%
Jack Murtha 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 62%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Earl Pomeroy 62%
Silvestre Reyes 62%

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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