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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Foreign)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 71%
Sandy Adams 28%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 35%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 59%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 59%
Rob Andrews 71%
Steve Austria 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 64%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 30%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 35%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 54%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 43%
Charlie Bass 28%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 35%
Rick Berg 35%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 70%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 35%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 89%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 35%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 78%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 28%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 87%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 14%
Ann Marie Buerkle 15%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 35%
Dan Burton 9%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 57%
Francisco Canseco 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 15%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
Russ Carnahan 76%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 20%
Ben Chandler III 58%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 81%
Hansen Clarke 81%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 46%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 27%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 63%
Chip Cravaack 20%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 20%
Mark Critz 61%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 16%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
Geoff Davis 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 53%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 35%
Norm Dicks 63%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 76%
Robert Dold 52%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 86%
David Dreier 35%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 78%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 49%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
Barney Frank 76%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 93%
Elton Gallegly 20%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 19%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 51%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 35%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 30%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 56%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 48%
Frank Guinta 20%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 28%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 34%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 46%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 20%
Nan Hayworth 35%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 20%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 51%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 76%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
Kathy Hochul 62%
Thomas Holden 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 51%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 20%
Duncan Hunter 16%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 30%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 81%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 57%

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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