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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Social Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 46%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 52%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 12%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 39%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 38%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 64%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 12%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 31%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 17%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 31%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jon Kyl Republican 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 31%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 73%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 52%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 63%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 52%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 64%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 52%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 52%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 68%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 52%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 37%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 53%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 31%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 22%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 76%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 42%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 51%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 27%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 39%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 49%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 39%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 56%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 26%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 19%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 17%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 73%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 31%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 80%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 31%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 68%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 52%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 68%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 68%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 52%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 64%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 73%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 52%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 66%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 17%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 52%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 27%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 39%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 27%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 35%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 52%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 54%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 44%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 52%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 52%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 45%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 52%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 61%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 31%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 52%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 53%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 80%

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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