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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

1998 Liberal on Social Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 32%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 3%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 40%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 3%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 12%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 32%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 21%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 73%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 47%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 42%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 28%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 3%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 34%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 58%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 3%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 63%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 53%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 74%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 84%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 74%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 70%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 76%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 12%
Neil Abercrombie 81%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 12%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 70%
Bill Archer 10%
Richard Armey 3%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 26%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 21%
Richard Hugh Baker 21%
Cass Ballenger 28%
James Barcia 48%
Bob Barr, Jr. 13%
Bill Barrett 34%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Joe Barton 11%
Charlie Bass 52%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 25%
Max Baucus 62%
Bob Bennett 46%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 70%
Douglas Bereuter 41%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 47%
Joe Biden, Jr. 63%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 74%
Rod Blagojevich 70%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 69%
John Boehner 3%
Kit Bond 38%
Henry Bonilla 41%
David Edward Bonior 68%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Robert Borski, Jr. 60%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 73%
Barbara Boxer 63%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
Bob Brady 79%
John Breaux 52%
Corrine Brown 87%
George Brown, Jr. 90%
Sam Brownback 12%
Richard Bryan 63%
Ed Bryant 14%
Conrad Burns 24%
Dan Burton 21%
Steve Buyer 34%
Robert Byrd 55%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 32%
Ben Campbell 31%
Thomas Campbell 62%
Chris Cannon 20%
Lois Capps 79%
Julia Carson 93%
Mike Castle 59%
John Chafee 63%
Saxby Chambliss 3%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
William Clay, Sr. 93%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 74%
Robert Clement 57%
Howard Coble 3%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 39%
Michael Collins 3%
Larry Combest 14%
Gary Condit 53%
Kent Conrad 54%
John Conyers, Jr. 93%
Merrill Cook 40%
John Cooksey 42%
Jerry Costello 47%
Paul Coverdell 23%
Christopher Cox 33%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 49%
Philip Crane 10%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 21%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%
Thomas Daschle 63%
James Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 53%
Nathan Deal 3%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Thomas DeLay 24%
Peter Deutsch 76%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
Jay Dickey 28%
Norm Dicks 72%
John Dingell 69%
Julian Dixon 93%
Chris Dodd 74%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 48%
Calvin Dooley 76%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 55%
David Dreier 36%
John Duncan, Jr. 3%
Jennifer Dunn 26%
Chet Edwards 67%

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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