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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 28%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 45%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 23%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 3%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 77%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 63%
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 78%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 48%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 49%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 52%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 54%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 12%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 61%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 36%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 35%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 69%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 34%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 73%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 30%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 27%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 30%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 59%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 18%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 32%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 16%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 77%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 26%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 29%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 16%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 32%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 59%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 31%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 51%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 21%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 30%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 46%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 7%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 52%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 30%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 6%
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 27%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 37%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 32%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 18%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 62%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 37%

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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