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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

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%
Michele Bachmann 50%
Spencer Bachus 40%
John Barrow 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 47%
Charlie Bass 55%
Max Baucus 68%
Mark Begich 62%
Rick Berg 30%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 92%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Tim Bishop 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Dan Boren 54%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Bruce Braley 66%
Paul Broun 43%
Scott Brown 44%
Ann Marie Buerkle 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 40%
John Campbell III 44%
Francisco Canseco 30%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 58%
Russ Carnahan 76%
Saxby Chambliss 21%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hansen Clarke 92%
Howard Coble 41%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 37%
Mark Critz 59%
Geoff Davis 18%
James DeMint 26%
Norm Dicks 79%
John Dingell 69%
David Dreier 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 30%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 88%
Elton Gallegly 23%
Jim Gerlach 41%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 65%
Michael Grimm 43%
Kay Hagan 56%
Ralph Hall 0%
Colleen Hanabusa 83%
Tom Harkin 81%
Doc Hastings 23%
Nan Hayworth 54%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Thomas Holden 58%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Kay Hutchison 34%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Mike Johanns 35%
Timothy Johnson 69%
Tim Johnson 53%
Dale Kildee 85%
Jack Kingston 23%
Larry Kissell 61%
Herb Kohl 65%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 12%
Mary Landrieu 55%
Jeff Landry 0%
Tom Latham 44%
Steve LaTourette 54%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 69%
Jerry Lewis 29%
Joe Lieberman 51%
Dick Lugar 30%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 47%
Don Manzullo 27%
Jim Matheson 56%
Carolyn McCarthy 68%
Thaddeus McCotter 37%
Mike McIntyre 57%
Buck McKeon 10%
Mike Michaud 65%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 87%
Brad Miller 74%
Jim Moran, Jr. 73%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 47%
Alan Nunnelee 18%
John Olver 92%
Bill Owens 60%
Ed Pastor 69%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 92%
Tom Petri 37%
Todd Platts 46%
Mark Pryor 53%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 60%
Denny Rehberg 47%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Laura Richardson 67%
David Rivera 23%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Mike Rogers 37%
Mike Ross 56%
Steve Rothman 79%
Jon Runyan 46%
Bobby Schilling 35%
Jean Schmidt 18%
Aaron Schock 37%
Allyson Schwartz 76%
Heath Shuler 59%
Olympia Snowe 45%
Steve Southerland 30%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 41%
John Sullivan 36%
Betty Sutton 71%
Lee Terry 10%
John Tierney 92%
Ed Towns 92%
Mark Udall 60%
Joe Walsh 34%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 85%
Jim Webb, Jr. 52%
Allen West 37%
Frank Wolf 53%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
David Wu 73%
Bill Young 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
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%
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%
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 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%

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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