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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 2%
Rodney Alexander 19%
Wayne Allard 7%
Thomas Allen 71%
Jason Altmire 54%
Rob Andrews 77%
Michael Arcuri 64%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 56%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
Roscoe Bartlett 21%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 47%
Melissa Bean 48%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 63%
Howard Berman 77%
Marion Berry 48%
Judy Biggert 32%
Brian Bilbray 34%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Dan Boren 46%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 48%
Nancy Boyda 48%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 37%
Jim Bunning 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 27%
Robert Byrd 66%
Chris Cannon 3%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 71%
Christopher Carney 57%
Mike Castle 45%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 55%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 77%
Larry Craig 23%
Robert Cramer 60%
Barbara Cubin 6%
Artur Davis 57%
David Davis 17%
Geoff Davis 10%
Lincoln Davis 53%
Thomas Davis III 35%
Bill Delahunt 85%
James DeMint 4%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Norm Dicks 69%
Chris Dodd 91%
Elizabeth Dole 43%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 53%
Thelma Drake 26%
David Dreier 18%
Chet Edwards 53%
Vern Ehlers 39%
Brad Ellsworth 48%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
Philip English 42%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Terry Everett 10%
Tom Feeney 12%
Russ Feingold 58%
Michael Ferguson 34%
Bob Filner 63%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 32%
Barney Frank 85%
Elton Gallegly 27%
Gabrielle Giffords 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Charlie Gonzalez 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 32%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 12%
John Hall 71%
Phil Hare 69%
Jane Harman 76%
Robert Hayes 43%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 47%
Baron Hill 53%
Maurice Hinchey 85%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Paul Hodes 62%
Pete Hoekstra 22%
Thomas Holden 64%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Kenny Hulshof 29%
Duncan Hunter 27%
Kay Hutchison 26%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
William Jefferson 60%
Tim Johnson 41%
Steve Kagen 66%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Ric Keller 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 70%
Patrick Kennedy 78%
Dale Kildee 81%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Ron Klein 57%
Joseph Knollenberg 39%
Herb Kohl 77%
Dennis Kucinich 64%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 44%
Nicholas Lampson 43%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 23%
Joe Lieberman 68%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 11%
Dick Lugar 29%
Dan Lungren 13%
Connie Mack IV 15%
Tim Mahoney 56%
Don Manzullo 16%
Jim Marshall 45%
Melquiades Martinez 36%
Thaddeus McCotter 37%
James McCrery III 19%
John McHugh 44%
Michael McNulty 85%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 85%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Brad Miller 81%
Harry Mitchell 51%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 63%
Patrick Murphy 62%
Jack Murtha 64%
Marilyn Musgrave 21%
Sue Myrick 14%
Ben Nelson 52%
Jim Oberstar 85%
Dave Obey 81%
John Olver 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Ron Paul 8%
Donald Payne 68%
John Peterson 28%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
Todd Platts 40%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Jon Porter, Sr. 44%
Deborah Pryce 38%
George Radanovich 15%
James Ramstad 45%
Ralph Regula 37%
Denny Rehberg 29%
Richard Renzi 37%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 21%
Laura Richardson 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 51%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 65%
Ken Salazar 65%
William Sali 2%
Jim Saxton 38%
Jean Schmidt 28%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 68%
John Shadegg 2%
Christopher Shays 45%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 45%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Vic Snyder 61%
Hilda Solis 85%
Mark Souder 35%
Zack Space 61%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 68%
Cliff Stearns 16%
Ted Stevens 41%
Bart Stupak 71%
John Sullivan 22%
John Sununu 28%
Betty Sutton 81%

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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