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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 45%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 61%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 18%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 29%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 26%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 28%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 25%
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 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 26%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 22%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
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 71%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 84%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 22%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 69%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 72%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 77%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 68%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 74%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 35%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 68%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 20%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 88%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 64%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 3%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 39%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 45%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 47%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 39%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 59%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 31%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 74%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 31%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 18%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 86%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 48%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 37%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 16%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 62%
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 95%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 74%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 14%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 45%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 59%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 90%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 32%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 13%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 74%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 56%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 96%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 36%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 76%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 12%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 32%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 11%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 16%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 28%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 28%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 16%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 31%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 41%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 23%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 16%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 67%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 81%

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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