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Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 45%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 55%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 41%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 41%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 61%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 17%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 26%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 25%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 28%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 29%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 46%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 56%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 26%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
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 71%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 24%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 22%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 39%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 70%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 70%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 77%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 41%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 32%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 35%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 73%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 64%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 76%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 42%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 78%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 32%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 39%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 3%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 32%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 45%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 26%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 47%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 39%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 39%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 34%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 74%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 31%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 30%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 19%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 15%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 15%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 31%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 21%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 34%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 23%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 18%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 34%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 86%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 48%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 37%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 20%

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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