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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 36%
Rodney Alexander 40%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 46%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 32%
Rob Andrews 81%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 41%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 39%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 20%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
Max Baucus 58%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 55%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 40%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 28%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 74%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 15%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 36%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 18%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 19%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 76%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 41%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 22%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 59%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 27%
Eric Cantor 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 29%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 61%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 74%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 24%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 76%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 27%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 15%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 39%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 45%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 21%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 38%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 35%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 29%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 76%
Mo Cowan 79%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 41%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 26%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 44%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 68%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 30%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 37%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 64%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 14%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 23%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 52%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 35%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 80%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 48%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 72%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 58%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 24%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 24%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 39%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 54%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 26%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 12%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 61%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 45%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 53%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 49%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 16%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 52%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 78%

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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