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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
Gary Ackerman 77%
Sandy Adams 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 27%
Rodney Alexander 23%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 80%
Steve Austria 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 47%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 68%
Rick Berg 30%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 92%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Dan Boren 54%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Scott Brown 44%
Ann Marie Buerkle 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Francisco Canseco 30%
Dennis Cardoza 58%
Russ Carnahan 76%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hansen Clarke 92%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 37%
Mark Critz 59%
Geoff Davis 18%
James DeMint 26%
Norm Dicks 79%
Robert Dold 51%
David Dreier 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 23%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Frank Guinta 10%
Nan Hayworth 54%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Thomas Holden 58%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Tim Johnson 53%
Dale Kildee 85%
Larry Kissell 61%
Herb Kohl 65%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 12%
Jeff Landry 0%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Jerry Lewis 29%
Joe Lieberman 51%
Dick Lugar 30%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 47%
Don Manzullo 27%
Thaddeus McCotter 37%
Brad Miller 74%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 47%
John Olver 92%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 92%
Todd Platts 46%
Ben Quayle 0%
Denny Rehberg 47%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Laura Richardson 67%
David Rivera 23%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 79%
Bobby Schilling 35%
Jean Schmidt 18%
Heath Shuler 59%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 41%
John Sullivan 36%
Betty Sutton 71%
Ed Towns 92%
Joe Walsh 34%
Mel Watt 90%
Jim Webb, Jr. 52%
Allen West 37%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 73%
Bill Young 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 62%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 76%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 78%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 74%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 64%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 92%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 92%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 69%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 76%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 63%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 76%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 72%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 72%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 61%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 87%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 56%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 76%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 69%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 74%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 61%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 55%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 74%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 74%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 85%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 82%

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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