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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2006 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jon Porter, Sr. 46%
Deborah Pryce 43%
Mark Pryor 59%
Adam Putnam 28%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 57%
James Ramstad 49%
Charlie Rangel 96%
Ralph Regula 35%
Denny Rehberg 26%
Harry Reid 72%
Richard Renzi 35%
Silvestre Reyes 65%
Thomas Reynolds 34%
Mike Rogers 11%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 80%
John Salazar 59%
Ken Salazar 69%
Loretta Sanchez 80%
Jim Saxton 40%
Jean Schmidt 17%
Allyson Schwartz 73%
John Shadegg 31%
Christopher Shays 60%
Ike Skelton 54%
Gordon Smith 39%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 64%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 56%
John Spratt, Jr. 56%
Pete Stark 97%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 41%
Bart Stupak 63%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 33%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 59%
Ellen Tauscher 76%
Gene Taylor 41%
Lee Terry 23%
Todd Tiahrt 16%
John Tierney 78%
Ed Towns 82%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
Mark Udall 68%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 45%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 23%
John Warner 43%
Diane Watson 97%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 89%
Anthony Weiner 78%
David Weldon 11%
Gerald Weller 26%
Lynn Westmoreland 6%
Robert Wexler 83%
Ed Whitfield 6%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 38%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
David Wu 74%
Albert Wynn 73%
Bill Young 31%

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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