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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 47%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 29%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 15%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 79%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 28%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
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 26%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 51%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 34%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 79%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 48%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 37%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 18%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 30%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 18%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 26%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 72%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 72%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 79%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 79%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 28%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 31%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 79%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 64%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 31%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 12%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 56%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 79%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 19%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 79%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 46%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 26%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 69%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 61%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 41%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 31%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 79%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 23%
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 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 72%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 72%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 64%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 61%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 30%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 30%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 79%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 81%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 71%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 30%
Gary Ackerman 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Wayne Allard 18%
Thomas Allen 72%
Rob Andrews 63%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 21%
James Barcia 64%
Robert Barr, Jr. 34%
Bill Barrett 37%
Roscoe Bartlett 12%
Charlie Bass 42%
Herbert Bateman 39%
Max Baucus 69%
Bob Bennett 38%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 43%
Howard Berman 79%
Marion Berry 58%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Michael Bilirakis 26%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Rod Blagojevich 72%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 30%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
Kit Bond 43%
Henry Bonilla 28%
David Edward Bonior 79%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
Robert Borski, Jr. 72%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 64%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 57%
George Brown, Jr. 79%
Richard Bryan 90%

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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