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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Social)

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 73%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 9%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 78%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 49%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 36%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 41%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 41%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 43%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 36%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 18%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 78%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 44%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 68%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 36%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 45%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 18%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 47%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 46%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 46%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 81%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 70%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 21%
SC U.S. House 4 Harold Gowdy III Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 5 Michael Mulvaney Republican 34%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 73%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 39%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 34%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 28%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 39%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 39%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 68%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 69%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 36%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 54%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 76%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 38%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 69%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 36%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 46%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 42%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 28%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 51%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 47%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 59%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 20%
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%
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%

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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