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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 91%
Gary Ackerman 71%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 47%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Steve Austria 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Brian Baird 53%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 52%
Mark Begich 61%
Bob Bennett 29%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Tim Bishop 64%
John Boccieri 54%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Bruce Braley 68%
Bobby Bright 41%
Paul Broun 9%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 9%
Roland Burris 88%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 48%
Dave Camp 32%
John Campbell III 26%
Eric Cantor 8%
Joseph Cao 39%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 46%
Mike Castle 41%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 54%
Travis Childers 43%
Howard Coble 16%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jerry Costello 57%
Kathy Dahlkemper 53%
Artur Davis 59%
Geoff Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 3%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
Norm Dicks 75%
John Dingell 73%
Chris Dodd 88%
Byron Dorgan 54%
David Dreier 21%
Steve Driehaus 53%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 37%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Russ Feingold 47%
Bob Filner 75%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Jim Gerlach 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Phil Gingrey 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 42%
Kay Hagan 59%
John Hall 82%
Ralph Hall 25%
Debbie Halvorson 51%
Phil Hare 75%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 61%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
Paul Hodes 55%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
Thomas Holden 48%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 22%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
Mike Johanns 20%
Tim Johnson 35%
Timothy Johnson 67%
Steve Kagen 68%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Ted Kaufman 79%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Mary Jo Kilroy 75%
Jack Kingston 17%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 61%
Herb Kohl 65%
Suzanne Kosmas 48%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 42%
Dennis Kucinich 51%
Jon Kyl 11%
Mary Landrieu 51%
Tom Latham 31%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 86%
Chris Lee 33%
Carl Levin 81%
Jerry Lewis 24%
Joe Lieberman 49%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
John Linder 8%
Dick Lugar 37%
Dan Lungren 19%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Dan Maffei 57%
Don Manzullo 16%
Betsy Markey 44%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 36%
Eric Massa 45%
Jim Matheson 44%
Carolyn McCarthy 66%
Thaddeus McCotter 36%
John McHugh 42%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 22%
Michael McMahon 46%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 64%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Mike Michaud 64%
Gary Miller 21%
George Miller 87%
Brad Miller 75%
Walt Minnick 41%
Harry Mitchell 42%
Alan Mollohan 61%
Dennis Moore 75%
Jim Moran, Jr. 67%
Patrick Murphy 57%
Scott Murphy 49%
Jack Murtha 79%
Sue Myrick 18%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 44%
Jim Oberstar 73%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 58%
Ed Pastor 71%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 91%
Tom Perriello 45%
Tom Petri 35%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Mark Pryor 52%
George Radanovich 9%
Nick Rahall II 62%
Denny Rehberg 24%
Silvestre Reyes 68%
Laura Richardson 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 78%
Ciro Rodriguez 62%
Mike Rogers 31%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 82%
John Salazar 60%
Mark Schauer 58%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Allyson Schwartz 64%

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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