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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2007 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 21%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 74%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 77%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 48%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 68%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 26%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 52%
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 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 72%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 31%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 63%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 77%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 27%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 66%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 77%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 57%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 28%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 74%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 61%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 21%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 41%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 58%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 68%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 84%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 71%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 36%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 19%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 77%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 19%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 66%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 92%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 9%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 70%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Wayne Allard 14%
Thomas Allen 74%
Jason Altmire 49%
Rob Andrews 75%
Michael Arcuri 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 73%
Michele Bachmann 9%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 26%
Brian Baird 64%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 45%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
Joe Barton 21%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 66%
Melissa Bean 54%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 72%

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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