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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 82%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 65%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 46%
Rob Andrews 86%
Michael Arcuri 44%
Steve Austria 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 61%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 18%
Brian Baird 51%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 15%
Max Baucus 45%
Melissa Bean 49%
Mark Begich 63%
Bob Bennett 32%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 54%
Judy Biggert 36%
Brian Bilbray 31%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Tim Bishop 76%
John Boccieri 52%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 18%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Dan Boren 41%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
Bruce Braley 66%
Bobby Bright 36%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Scott Brown 36%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Dave Camp 16%
John Campbell III 23%
Eric Cantor 18%
Joseph Cao 46%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 61%
Christopher Carney 45%
Mike Castle 42%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Travis Childers 39%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 65%
Jerry Costello 43%
Mark Critz 38%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Artur Davis 54%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 41%
Norm Dicks 61%
John Dingell 76%
Charles Djou 47%
Chris Dodd 65%
Byron Dorgan 65%
David Dreier 25%
Steve Driehaus 49%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 39%
Brad Ellsworth 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
John Ensign 30%
Bob Etheridge 49%
Russ Feingold 65%
Bob Filner 93%
Barney Frank 93%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Jim Gerlach 36%
Gabrielle Giffords 49%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Bart Gordon 69%
Judd Gregg 34%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 23%
Kay Hagan 53%
John Hall 82%
Ralph Hall 23%
Debbie Halvorson 54%
Phil Hare 67%
Tom Harkin 65%
Jane Harman 89%
Doc Hastings 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 54%
Baron Hill 49%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Paul Hodes 60%
Thomas Holden 42%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 31%
Daniel Inouye 65%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
Mike Johanns 29%
Timothy Johnson 65%
Tim Johnson 36%
Steve Kagen 67%
Paul Kanjorski 49%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 61%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 65%
Mary Jo Kilroy 70%
Jack Kingston 18%
Larry Kissell 54%
Ron Klein 71%
Herb Kohl 59%
Suzanne Kosmas 54%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 44%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 21%
Mary Landrieu 57%
Tom Latham 25%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 65%
Chris Lee 25%
George LeMieux 21%
Carl Levin 65%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 51%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 35%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 58%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 54%
Jim Marshall 39%
Jim Matheson 49%
Carolyn McCarthy 59%
Thaddeus McCotter 31%
Mike McIntyre 39%
Buck McKeon 25%
Michael McMahon 52%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 61%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Mike Michaud 77%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 93%
Brad Miller 71%
Walt Minnick 46%
Harry Mitchell 44%
Alan Mollohan 65%
Dennis Moore 61%
Jim Moran, Jr. 82%
Patrick Murphy 54%
Scott Murphy 61%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 44%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 77%
John Olver 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
Bill Owens 42%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 34%
Donald Payne 75%
Tom Perriello 58%
Tom Petri 0%
Todd Platts 39%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Mark Pryor 42%
Nick Rahall II 46%
Denny Rehberg 16%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 76%
Jay Rockefeller IV 59%
Ciro Rodriguez 61%
Mike Rogers 25%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 79%
John Salazar 60%
Mark Schauer 54%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 33%
Allyson Schwartz 61%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 61%
John Shadegg 18%
Carol Shea-Porter 66%
Heath Shuler 42%
Ike Skelton 44%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 52%

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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