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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Social Policy

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 46%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 52%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 31%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 16%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 57%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 34%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 34%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 73%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 73%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 68%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 73%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 61%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 48%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 42%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 16%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 73%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 73%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 79%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 63%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 31%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 34%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 73%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 31%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 59%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 47%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 42%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 46%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 31%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 16%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 16%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 16%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 85%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 27%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 34%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 64%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 65%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 16%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 57%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 84%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 68%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 73%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 73%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 34%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 35%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%

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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