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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 85%
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%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Brian Baird 56%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 47%
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%
Tim Bishop 71%
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%
Bruce Braley 59%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Ginny Brown-Waite 37%
Jim Bunning 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 27%
Robert Byrd 66%
Dave Camp 24%
John Campbell III 8%
Chris Cannon 3%
Eric Cantor 9%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 71%
Christopher Carney 57%
Mike Castle 45%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 55%
Saxby Chambliss 19%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 5%
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%
John Dingell 71%
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%
Jim Gerlach 42%
Gabrielle Giffords 52%
Wayne Gilchrest 48%
Phil Gingrey 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 32%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 12%
Charles Hagel 30%
John Hall 71%
Ralph Hall 32%
Phil Hare 69%
Tom Harkin 64%
Jane Harman 76%
Doc Hastings 12%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 69%
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%
Timothy Johnson 55%
Steve Kagen 66%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Ric Keller 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 70%
Patrick Kennedy 78%
Dale Kildee 81%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Jack Kingston 24%
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%
Mary Landrieu 48%
Tom Latham 29%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
Carl Levin 75%
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%
Jim Matheson 46%
Carolyn McCarthy 64%
Thaddeus McCotter 37%
James McCrery III 19%
John McHugh 44%
Mike McIntyre 57%
Buck McKeon 17%
Michael McNulty 85%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 85%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Mike Michaud 62%
Gary Miller 25%
George Miller 85%
Brad Miller 81%
Harry Mitchell 51%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jim Moran, Jr. 81%
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%
Ed Pastor 85%
Ron Paul 8%
Donald Payne 68%
John Peterson 28%
Tom Petri 36%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
Todd Platts 40%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Jon Porter, Sr. 44%

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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