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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 32%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 26%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 73%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 34%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 74%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 63%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 37%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 3%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 3%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 3%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 3%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 81%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 74%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 12%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 32%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 12%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 32%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 74%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 28%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 39%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 3%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 74%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 3%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 47%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 65%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 59%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 34%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 58%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 26%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 36%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 3%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 3%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 53%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 14%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 74%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 29%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 84%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 43%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 73%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 29%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 3%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 70%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 74%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 29%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 76%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 55%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 74%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 12%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 12%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 70%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 3%
John Ashcroft 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 21%
Cass Ballenger 28%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Bill Barrett 34%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman 25%
Max Baucus 62%
Bob Bennett 46%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 41%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 47%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
Rod Blagojevich 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 69%
Kit Bond 38%
Henry Bonilla 41%
David Edward Bonior 68%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Robert Borski, Jr. 60%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
John Breaux 52%
George Brown, Jr. 90%
Richard Bryan 63%

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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