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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Composite Score)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 28%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 36%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 68%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 24%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 35%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 68%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 64%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 69%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 51%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 39%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 3%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 6%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 42%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 56%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 44%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 71%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 21%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 18%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 7%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 40%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 9%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 16%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 48%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 83%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 23%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 4%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 74%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 27%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 15%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 34%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 15%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 45%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 24%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 51%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 24%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 43%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 15%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 76%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 58%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 71%

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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