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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal on Social Policy

Issues: Liberal
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 9%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 31%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 79%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 34%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 66%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 73%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 69%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 68%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 27%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 61%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 16%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 42%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 16%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 73%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 73%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 63%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 66%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 34%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 73%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 59%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 42%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 16%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 16%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 16%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 85%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 27%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 34%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 64%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 65%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 73%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 16%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 57%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 73%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 52%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 68%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 35%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 68%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 73%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 54%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 34%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 31%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 19%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 73%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 27%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 13%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 21%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 34%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 34%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 63%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 73%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 72%

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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