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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%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
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. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 53%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 19%
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. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 51%
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. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 81%
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. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 60%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 59%
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. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 69%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 73%
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. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 69%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
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. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 21%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
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. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 81%
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. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 37%
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%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 37%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 37%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 30%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 21%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 23%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 32%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 46%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 28%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 47%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 27%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 55%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 23%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 67%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 18%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 27%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 37%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 78%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 65%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 69%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 74%

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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