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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Gary Ackerman 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 47%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Steve Austria 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 16%
Brian Baird 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 30%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 52%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 61%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
Bob Bennett 29%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 28%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 64%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 24%
John Boccieri 54%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 15%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 53%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 76%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 68%
Bobby Bright 41%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 87%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 24%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
Jim Bunning 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 23%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Roland Burris 88%
Dan Burton 19%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 82%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 48%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 32%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 26%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 53%
Joseph Cao 39%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 46%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 72%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 29%
Mike Castle 41%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
Ben Chandler III 54%
Travis Childers 43%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 64%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 28%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 13%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 82%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 60%
Kent Conrad 59%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 29%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 55%
Jerry Costello 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 73%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
Kathy Dahlkemper 53%
Artur Davis 59%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
Geoff Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 48%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 82%
Bill Delahunt 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
James DeMint 3%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
Chris Dodd 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 58%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 47%
Byron Dorgan 54%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
David Dreier 21%
Steve Driehaus 53%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 91%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 37%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
John Ensign 6%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 62%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
Russ Feingold 47%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
Bob Filner 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 12%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 21%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 32%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 48%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
Barney Frank 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 12%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
Bart Gordon 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 42%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 73%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 23%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 59%

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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