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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1996 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 15%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 65%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 24%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 55%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 42%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 26%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 27%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 65%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 36%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 82%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 24%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 74%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 27%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 42%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 69%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 73%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 24%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 20%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 73%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 39%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 76%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 36%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 26%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 76%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 58%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 39%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 82%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 85%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 39%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 39%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 85%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 74%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 76%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 34%
Gary Ackerman 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Rob Andrews 65%
Bill Archer 20%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 11%
Henry Scott Baesler 60%
Richard Hugh Baker 29%
William Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 59%
Bob Barr, Jr. 27%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 37%
Max Baucus 53%
Anthony Beilenson 78%
Bob Bennett 17%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 65%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Howard Berman 89%
Tom Bevill 59%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 51%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
Kit Bond 42%
Henry Bonilla 30%
David Edward Bonior 85%
Sonny Bono 20%
Robert Borski, Jr. 89%
Rick Boucher 65%
Bill Bradley 90%
John Breaux 54%
Bill Brewster 54%
Glen Browder 59%
George Brown, Jr. 89%
Hank Brown 0%
Richard Bryan 61%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 74%
Dale Bumpers 88%
Jim Bunn 47%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 22%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 30%
Robert Byrd 74%
Herbert Callahan 18%
Ben Campbell 46%
Thomas Campbell 39%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 52%
Jim Chapman 61%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
Dick Chrysler 0%
William Clay, Sr. 89%
Eva Clayton 89%
Robert Clement 58%
William Clinger 34%
William Cohen 53%
Ronald Coleman 85%
Barbara-Rose Collins 94%
Cardiss Collins 94%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 52%
Kent Conrad 74%

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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