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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2003 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 47%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 84%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 84%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 24%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 84%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 47%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 42%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 42%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 61%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 51%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 78%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 45%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 67%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 24%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 84%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 37%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 24%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 63%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 39%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 45%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 84%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 69%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 62%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 61%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 74%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 64%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 68%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 69%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 85%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 66%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 70%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 70%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 24%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 47%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 79%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 53%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 65%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 43%
Brian Baird 72%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 88%
Cass Ballenger 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 24%
Joe Barton 14%
Charlie Bass 48%
Max Baucus 79%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Beauprez 24%
Chris Bell 66%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 48%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 92%
Marion Berry 55%
Joe Biden, Jr. 77%
Judy Biggert 52%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Tim Bishop 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
John Boehner 17%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 49%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 67%
Barbara Boxer 85%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 59%
Bob Brady 84%
John Breaux 54%
Corrine Brown 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Sam Brownback 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 5%
Dan Burton 23%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 79%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 5%
Lois Capps 84%
Mike Capuano 89%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 82%
Mike Castle 59%
Lincoln Chafee 51%

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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