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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1999 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 24%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 35%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 19%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 19%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 41%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 16%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 21%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 37%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 79%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 42%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 35%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 4%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 78%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 39%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 61%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 76%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
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 4%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 64%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 46%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 44%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 82%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 41%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 53%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 19%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 79%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 37%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 64%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 87%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 73%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 16%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 87%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 3%
Neil Abercrombie 87%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 36%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 6%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 71%
Bill Archer 16%
Richard Armey 4%
John Ashcroft 21%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 34%
Brian Baird 68%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Cass Ballenger 32%
James Barcia 44%
Bob Barr, Jr. 10%
Bill Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 42%
Max Baucus 59%
Evan Bayh 62%
Bob Bennett 36%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 71%
Douglas Bereuter 42%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 48%
Joe Biden, Jr. 60%
Judy Biggert 58%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 19%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Rod Blagojevich 74%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
John Boehner 23%
Kit Bond 23%
Henry Bonilla 40%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 46%
Robert Borski, Jr. 57%
Leonard Boswell 56%
Rick Boucher 67%
Barbara Boxer 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Bob Brady 83%
John Breaux 52%
Corrine Brown 83%
Sam Brownback 12%
Richard Bryan 81%
Ed Bryant 4%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 3%
Dan Burton 15%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 60%
Herbert Callahan 10%
Dave Camp 29%
Ben Campbell 34%
Thomas Campbell 63%
Chris Cannon 25%
Lois Capps 73%
Mike Capuano 87%
Julia Carson 87%
Mike Castle 65%
Lincoln Chafee 55%
Saxby Chambliss 16%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 16%
William Clay, Sr. 87%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 69%
Robert Clement 53%
Howard Coble 22%
Thomas Coburn 23%
Thad Cochran 23%
Michael Collins 4%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 56%
John Conyers, Jr. 87%
Merrill Cook 32%
John Cooksey 48%
Jerry Costello 45%
Paul Coverdell 13%
Christopher Cox 29%
William Coyne 87%
Larry Craig 18%
Robert Cramer 48%
Philip Crane 10%
Joe Crowley 61%
Barbara Cubin 21%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Patsy Ann Danner 45%
Thomas Daschle 64%

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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