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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 12%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 32%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 68%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 26%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 61%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 34%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 57%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 39%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 73%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 5%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 71%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 52%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 18%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 37%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 23%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 39%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 67%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 3%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 82%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 58%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 32%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 44%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 36%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 77%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 68%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 53%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 9%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 81%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 49%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 4%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 35%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 78%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 62%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 14%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 0%
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%
Brian Baird 53%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 52%
Bob Bennett 29%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
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%
Bobby Bright 41%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 9%
Roland Burris 88%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 48%
Eric Cantor 8%
Joseph Cao 39%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 46%
Mike Castle 41%
Ben Chandler III 54%
Travis Childers 43%
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%
Chris Dodd 88%

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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