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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Economic Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 54%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 48%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 32%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 38%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 37%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 61%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 47%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 27%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 43%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 41%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 39%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 3%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 57%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 76%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 65%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 79%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 61%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 33%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 82%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 61%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 63%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 59%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 39%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 35%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 35%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 10%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 93%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 70%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 69%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 61%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 64%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 63%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 45%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 44%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 72%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 31%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 2%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 46%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 46%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 22%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 49%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 8%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 26%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 13%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 30%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 18%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 18%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 29%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 3%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 36%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 82%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 37%

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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