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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Barney Frank 90%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 90%
Diane Watson 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 87%
Norm Dicks 86%
Brad Miller 86%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 85%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 85%
Howard Berman 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 84%
Maurice Hinchey 84%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
Betty Sutton 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 78%
John Hall 78%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 78%
Steve Rothman 78%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 78%
Mel Watt 78%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 77%
Donald Payne 77%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 76%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 76%
Ed Towns 76%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 76%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 74%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 73%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 73%
Dennis Kucinich 73%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 73%
Anthony Weiner 73%
Mary Jo Kilroy 72%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 72%
Vic Snyder 72%
Rob Andrews 71%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 71%
Bob Filner 71%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 71%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 70%
Byron Dorgan 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Pete Stark 70%
Russ Carnahan 69%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 69%
Phil Hare 69%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 69%
Arlen Specter 69%
Leonard Boswell 68%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 68%
Paul Kanjorski 68%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
Steve Kagen 67%
Alan Mollohan 67%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 67%
Jane Harman 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 66%
Laura Richardson 66%
John Spratt, Jr. 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Dennis Moore 65%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 65%
Chris Dodd 64%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 64%
Herb Kohl 64%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 64%
Jerry Costello 63%
Bart Gordon 63%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 63%
Bart Stupak 63%
Shelley Berkley 62%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 62%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 62%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 62%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 62%

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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