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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2012 House Liberal (Foreign)

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 20%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 81%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 71%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 35%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 65%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 30%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 61%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 76%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 43%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 51%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 56%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 61%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 51%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 35%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 51%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 43%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 43%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 42%
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%
Dan Benishek 35%
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%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 9%
Bruce Braley 87%
Paul Broun 34%
Corrine Brown 62%
Ann Marie Buerkle 15%
Dan Burton 9%
Dave Camp 30%
John Campbell III 57%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 15%
Lois Capps 84%
Russ Carnahan 76%
Ben Chandler III 58%
Hansen Clarke 81%
Howard Coble 46%
Chip Cravaack 20%
Ander Crenshaw 20%
Mark Critz 61%
Geoff Davis 28%
Norm Dicks 63%
John Dingell 65%
Bob Dold 52%
David Dreier 35%
Donna Edwards 93%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
Sam Farr 93%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 78%
Stephen Fincher 0%
Mike Fitzpatrick 53%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Barney Frank 76%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Scott Garrett 20%
Jim Gerlach 35%
Chris Gibson 62%
Phil Gingrey 27%
Charlie Gonzalez 64%
Michael Grimm 48%
Frank Guinta 20%
Janice Hahn 78%
Ralph Hall 28%
Richard Hanna 34%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 35%
Joe Heck, Jr. 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 71%
Thomas Holden 67%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Mike Honda 93%
Tim Huelskamp 51%
Duncan Hunter 16%
Robert Hurt 30%
Steve Israel 71%
Tim Johnson 57%
Dale Kildee 73%
Jack Kingston 16%
Larry Kissell 57%
John Kline 9%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 52%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Cynthia Lummis 30%
Dan Lungren 42%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Don Manzullo 35%
Jim Matheson 55%
Carolyn McCarthy 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 16%
Jim McDermott 92%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 15%
John Mica 30%
Mike Michaud 84%
Candice Miller 35%
Gary Miller 15%
George Miller 93%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 76%
Jim Moran, Jr. 79%
Sue Myrick 20%
Randy Neugebauer 16%
Rich Nugent 20%
Alan Nunnelee 20%
John Olver 93%
Bill Owens 59%
Ed Pastor 69%
Tom Petri 54%
Joe Pitts 43%
Todd Platts 41%
Mike Pompeo 0%
Ben Quayle 0%
Nick Rahall II 79%
Charlie Rangel 76%
Denny Rehberg 35%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Reid Ribble 54%
Laura Richardson 61%
Scott Rigell 46%
David Rivera 35%
Mike Rogers 9%
Mike Ross 55%
Steve Rothman 79%
Jon Runyan 43%
Bobby Schilling 14%
Jean Schmidt 16%

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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