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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2011 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 62%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 19%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 10%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 76%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 59%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 18%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 69%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 69%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 64%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 49%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 59%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 34%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 65%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 30%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 64%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 46%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 23%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 37%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 23%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 32%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 38%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 28%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 27%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 27%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 67%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 37%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 46%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 69%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 23%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 54%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 61%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 43%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 29%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 64%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 30%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 10%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 74%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 39%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 54%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 37%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 81%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 79%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 79%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 41%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 35%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 41%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 37%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 10%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 30%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 36%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 63%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 60%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 23%

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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