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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%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 59%
Rob Andrews 71%
Steve Austria 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 64%
Michele Bachmann 27%
Spencer Bachus 30%
John Barrow 54%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
Charlie Bass 28%
Rick Berg 35%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 70%
Judy Biggert 42%
Brian Bilbray 35%
Tim Bishop 73%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 35%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Bruce Braley 87%
Paul Broun 34%
Ann Marie Buerkle 15%
Dan Burton 9%
Dave Camp 30%
John Campbell III 57%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 15%
Russ Carnahan 76%
Ben Chandler III 58%
Hansen Clarke 81%
Howard Coble 46%
Chip Cravaack 20%
Mark Critz 61%
Geoff Davis 28%
Norm Dicks 63%
John Dingell 65%
David Dreier 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
Barney Frank 76%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Jim Gerlach 35%
Phil Gingrey 27%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Michael Grimm 48%
Ralph Hall 28%
Colleen Hanabusa 63%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 35%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Thomas Holden 67%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Tim Johnson 57%
Dale Kildee 73%
Jack Kingston 16%
Larry Kissell 57%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jeff Landry 0%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Dan Lungren 42%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Don Manzullo 35%
Jim Matheson 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 16%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 15%
Mike Michaud 84%
Gary Miller 15%
George Miller 93%
Brad Miller 76%
Jim Moran, Jr. 79%
Sue Myrick 20%
John Olver 93%
Bill Owens 59%
Ed Pastor 69%
Tom Petri 54%
Todd Platts 41%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 79%
Denny Rehberg 35%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 61%
David Rivera 35%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 55%
Steve Rothman 79%
Jon Runyan 43%
Bobby Schilling 14%
Jean Schmidt 16%
Allyson Schwartz 75%
José Serrano 93%
Heath Shuler 56%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 48%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 68%
Lee Terry 35%
John Tierney 89%
Ed Towns 88%
Bob Turner 50%
Joe Walsh 43%
Mel Watt 75%
Henry Waxman 85%
Allen West 0%
Frank Wolf 35%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
Bill Young 46%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
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%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 76%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 78%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 81%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 76%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 66%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 81%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%

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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