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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 35%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 15%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 43%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 68%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 54%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 14%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 58%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 91%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 24%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 23%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 68%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 29%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 72%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 58%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 81%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 64%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 26%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 55%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 4%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 32%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 5%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 81%
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 86%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 73%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 68%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 71%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 61%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 34%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 39%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 73%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 71%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 52%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 18%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 3%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 82%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 58%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 77%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 68%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 53%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 9%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 81%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 49%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 4%

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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