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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2010 Liberal on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Paul 34%
Donald Payne 75%
Tom Perriello 58%
Tom Petri 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 39%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Tom Price 0%
Mark Pryor 42%
Adam Putnam 33%
Nick Rahall II 46%
Charlie Rangel 87%
Denny Rehberg 16%
Harry Reid 65%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Laura Richardson 76%
Jay Rockefeller IV 59%
Ciro Rodriguez 61%
Mike Rogers 25%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 79%
John Salazar 60%
Loretta Sanchez 93%
Mark Schauer 54%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Aaron Schock 33%
Allyson Schwartz 61%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 61%
John Shadegg 18%
Heath Shuler 42%
Ike Skelton 44%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 52%
Zack Space 47%
Arlen Specter 65%
John Spratt, Jr. 54%
Pete Stark 93%
Cliff Stearns 18%
Bart Stupak 67%
John Sullivan 24%
Betty Sutton 61%
John Tanner 46%
Gene Taylor 36%
Harry Teague 69%
Lee Terry 25%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 93%
Ed Towns 93%
Mark Udall 59%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 40%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 77%
Henry Waxman 93%
Jim Webb, Jr. 51%
Anthony Weiner 77%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Ed Whitfield 33%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 59%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 93%
David Wu 51%
Bill Young 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 48%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 52%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 65%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 65%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 49%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 66%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 49%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 58%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 52%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 54%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 54%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 58%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 61%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 44%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 77%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 48%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 80%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 54%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 58%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 41%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 61%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 61%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 47%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 82%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 65%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 87%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 65%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 61%

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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