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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2008 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 39%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 39%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 26%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 51%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 81%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 85%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 61%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 3%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 54%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 64%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 81%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 51%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 46%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 34%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 59%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 19%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 23%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 68%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 35%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 69%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 61%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 54%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 47%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 49%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 3%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 71%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 34%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 32%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 26%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 85%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 58%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 3%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 39%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 3%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 35%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 6%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 61%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 16%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 32%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 77%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 36%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 68%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 61%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 28%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 68%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 39%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 36%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 69%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 19%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 78%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 55%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 19%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 41%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 77%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 77%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 14%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 31%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 24%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 67%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%

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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