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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Social)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 78%
Sandy Adams 9%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 45%
Jason Altmire 58%
Rob Andrews 77%
Steve Austria 32%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Charlie Bass 50%
Rick Berg 28%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Howard Berman 70%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 32%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 51%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Ann Marie Buerkle 18%
Dan Burton 17%
Francisco Canseco 9%
Eric Cantor 17%
Russ Carnahan 69%
Ben Chandler III 59%
Hansen Clarke 85%
Chip Cravaack 48%
Mark Critz 60%
Geoff Davis 40%
Norm Dicks 72%
Robert Dold 58%
David Dreier 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 49%
Barney Frank 74%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 78%
Frank Guinta 17%
Nan Hayworth 51%
Wally Herger, Jr. 15%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
Kathy Hochul 59%
Thomas Holden 61%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Tim Johnson 56%
Dale Kildee 75%
Larry Kissell 57%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jeff Landry 0%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Jerry Lewis 44%
Dan Lungren 30%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 26%
Thaddeus McCotter 54%
Brad Miller 78%
Sue Myrick 0%
John Olver 85%
Todd Platts 51%
Ben Quayle 0%
Denny Rehberg 36%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Laura Richardson 85%
David Rivera 54%
Mike Ross 58%
Steve Rothman 76%
Bobby Schilling 41%
Jean Schmidt 48%
Heath Shuler 55%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 32%
Betty Sutton 77%
Ed Towns 76%
Bob Turner 21%
Joe Walsh 46%
Mel Watt 85%
Allen West 21%
Lynn Woolsey 85%
Bill Young 40%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 68%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 68%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 59%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 85%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 68%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 85%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 59%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 72%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 85%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 65%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 69%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 73%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 81%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 71%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 81%

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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