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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 62%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 53%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 19%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 51%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 81%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 60%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 59%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 69%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 73%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 69%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 21%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 37%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 30%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 32%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 28%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 55%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 23%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 69%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 49%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 43%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 56%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 39%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 35%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 62%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 12%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 81%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 29%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 79%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 23%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 30%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 69%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 15%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 19%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 15%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 26%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 61%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 56%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 48%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 62%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 69%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 18%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 23%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 23%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 67%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 49%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 34%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 30%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 64%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 44%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 46%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%

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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