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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Liberty Central

2010 Positions on Conservative Issues

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman F
John Adler F
Daniel Akaka, Sr. F
Jason Altmire F
Rob Andrews F
Michael Arcuri F
Joe Baca, Sr. F
Brian Baird F
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic F
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic F
Max Baucus F
Evan Bayh F
Melissa Bean F
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic F
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic F
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic F
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F
Jeff Bingaman F
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic F
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic F
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic F
John Boccieri F
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic F
Leonard Boswell F
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic F
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic F
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic F
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic F
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic F
Roland Burris F
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic F
Robert Byrd F
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic F
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic F
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic F
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic F
Dennis Cardoza F
Russ Carnahan F
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic F
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic F
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic F
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic F
Ben Chandler III F
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic F
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic F
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic F
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic F
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic F
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic F
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic F
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic F
Kent Conrad F
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic F
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic F
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic F
Jerry Costello F
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic F
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic F
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic F
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
Kathy Dahlkemper F
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic F
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic F
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic F
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic F
Bill Delahunt F
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic F
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic F
Norm Dicks F
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic F
Chris Dodd F
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic F
Byron Dorgan F
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic F
Steve Driehaus F
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic F
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
Brad Ellsworth F
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic F
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic F
Bob Etheridge F
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic F
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic F
Russ Feingold F
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic F
Bob Filner F
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic F
Barney Frank F
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic F
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic F
Gabrielle Giffords F
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic F
Charlie Gonzalez F
Bart Gordon F
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic F
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic F
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic F
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic F
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic F
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic F
John Hall F
Debbie Halvorson F
Phil Hare F
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic F
Jane Harman F
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic F
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic F
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic F
Baron Hill F
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic F
Maurice Hinchey F
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic F
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic F
Paul Hodes F
Thomas Holden F
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic F
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic F
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic F
Daniel Inouye F
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic F
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic F
Jesse Jackson, Jr. F
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic F
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic F
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic F
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic F
Steve Kagen F
Paul Kanjorski F
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic F
Ted Kaufman F
Patrick Kennedy F
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic F
Dale Kildee F
Carolyn Kilpatrick F
Mary Jo Kilroy F
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic F
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic F
Larry Kissell F
Ron Klein F
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
Herb Kohl F
Suzanne Kosmas F
Frank Kratovil, Jr. F
Dennis Kucinich F
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic F
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic F
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic F
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic F
Frank Lautenberg F
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic F
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic F
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic F
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic F
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic F
Joe Lieberman F
Blanche Lincoln F
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic F
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic F
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic F
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic F
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic F
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic F
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families F
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic F
Betsy Markey F
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic F
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic F
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic F
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic F
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic F
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic F
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic F
Michael McMahon F
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic F
Carrie Meek F
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic F
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic F
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic F
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic F
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic F
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic F
Brad Miller F
Harry Mitchell F
Alan Mollohan F
Dennis Moore F
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic F
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic F
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic F
Patrick Murphy F
Scott Murphy F
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic F
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic F
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic F
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic F
Ben Nelson F
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic F

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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