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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 37%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 58%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 62%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 32%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 16%
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 95%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 74%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 14%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 59%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 69%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 27%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 74%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 61%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 32%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 26%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 53%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 36%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 76%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 12%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 32%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 21%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 41%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 11%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 28%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 49%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 52%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 27%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 54%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 13 George Holding Republican 4%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 31%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 53%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 41%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 32%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 23%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 42%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 16%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 67%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 33%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 69%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 24%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 81%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 65%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 74%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 26%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 84%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 81%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 19%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 73%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 32%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 44%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 81%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic, Working Families 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 18 Sean Maloney Democratic, Working Families 57%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 54%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 57%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 29%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 19%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 14 David Joyce Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 28%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 26%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 35%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 45%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 68%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 35%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 76%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 64%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 61%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 32%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 41%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 52%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 28%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 84%

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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