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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal Composite Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 37%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 23%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 16%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 25%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 21%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 21%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 24%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 19%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 69%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 70%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 76%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 78%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 32%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 26%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 37%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 21%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 53%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 41%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 42%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 87%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 78%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 26%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 82%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 19%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 20%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 23%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 57%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 9%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 20%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 16%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 28%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 81%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 26%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 8%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 79%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 23%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 21%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 11%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 32%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 14%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 72%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 76%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 64%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 18%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 24%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 58%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 70%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 81%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 16%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 29%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 16%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 36%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 23%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 37%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 28%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 69%

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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