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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2004 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 37%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 44%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 36%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 82%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 19%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 19%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 19%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 84%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 49%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 71%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 39%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 82%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 19%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 70%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 77%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 49%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 19%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 76%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 24%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 52%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 36%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 34%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 31%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 58%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 23%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 36%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 63%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 59%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 31%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 28%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 77%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 77%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 69%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 66%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 36%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 19%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 73%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 40%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 49%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 16%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 78%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 88%
Neil Abercrombie 88%
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 44%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 19%
Thomas Allen 73%
Rob Andrews 78%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 38%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 39%
Charlie Bass 53%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 70%
Bob Beauprez 31%
Bob Bennett 34%
Shelley Berkley 78%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 52%
Joe Biden, Jr. 69%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Tim Bishop 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
John Boehner 33%
Kit Bond 31%
Henry Bonilla 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 24%

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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