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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 61%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 52%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 73%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 61%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 54%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 68%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 60%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 27%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 91%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 68%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 31%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 14%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 37%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 31%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 47%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 91%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 24%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 24%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 68%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 51%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 19%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 12%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 29%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 82%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 64%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 81%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 56%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 12%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 29%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 45%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 64%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 28%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 26%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 11%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 59%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 4%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 32%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 30%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 5%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 81%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%

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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