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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Rodney Alexander 40%
Rob Andrews 81%
Kelly Ayotte 33%
Michele Bachmann 17%
Spencer Bachus 41%
Ron Barber 56%
John Barrow 52%
Max Baucus 58%
Mark Begich 55%
Dan Benishek 40%
Kerry Bentivolio 29%
Tim Bishop 74%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 32%
Barbara Boxer 83%
Bruce Braley 76%
Paul Broun 41%
Corrine Brown 80%
Dave Camp 27%
Eric Cantor 20%
Lois Capps 77%
Jason Chaffetz 24%
Saxby Chambliss 32%
Dan Coats 21%
Howard Coble 27%
Thomas Coburn 15%
John Conyers, Jr. 92%
Mo Cowan 79%
Ander Crenshaw 33%
John Dingell 70%
Donna Edwards 96%
Renee Ellmers 23%
Bill Enyart 64%
Sam Farr 96%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 90%
Stephen Fincher 14%
Mike Fitzpatrick 52%
John Fleming, Jr. 13%
Randy Forbes 33%
Trent Franks 6%
Pete Gallego 56%
Joe Garcia 58%
Scott Garrett 24%
Jim Gerlach 39%
Chris Gibson 54%
Phil Gingrey 11%
Alan Grayson 79%
Michael Grimm 53%
Kay Hagan 49%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 84%
Ralph Hall 16%
Richard Hanna 52%
Tom Harkin 78%
Doc Hastings 37%
Joe Heck, Jr. 44%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 66%
Rush Holt, Jr. 90%
Mike Honda 96%
Steven Horsford 81%
Tim Huelskamp 34%
Robert Hurt 16%
Steve Israel 75%
Mike Johanns 32%
Timothy Johnson 74%
Jack Kingston 10%
Mark Kirk 34%
Ann Kirkpatrick 58%
John Kline 32%
Mary Landrieu 58%
Tom Latham 42%
Carl Levin 75%
Cynthia Lummis 32%
Dan Maffei 57%
Jim Matheson 53%
Jim McDermott 93%
Mike McIntyre 54%
Buck McKeon 41%
John Mica 25%
Mike Michaud 69%
Barbara Mikulski 86%
Candice Miller 20%
Gary Miller 35%
George Miller 84%
Jeff Miller 29%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Patrick Murphy 57%
Tim Murphy 28%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 84%
Randy Neugebauer 13%
Rich Nugent 31%
Alan Nunnelee 21%
Bill Owens 55%
Ed Pastor 82%
Tom Petri 43%
Joe Pitts 8%
Mike Pompeo 16%
Tom Price 13%
Mark Pryor 46%
Trey Radel 31%
Nick Rahall II 56%
Charlie Rangel 76%
Harry Reid 81%
Reid Ribble 27%
Scott Rigell 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 82%
Mike Rogers 24%
Jon Runyan 48%
Matt Salmon 23%
Loretta Sanchez 72%
Aaron Schock 39%
Allyson Schwartz 69%
Steve Southerland 15%
Steve Stockman 29%
Marlin Stutzman 30%
Lee Terry 42%
John Tierney 85%
Mark Udall 70%
David Vitter 14%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 83%
Lynn Westmoreland 17%
Ed Whitfield 34%
Frank Wolf 40%
Bill Young 37%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 79%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 66%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 59%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 79%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 76%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 69%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 76%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 84%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 68%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 70%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 80%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 72%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 68%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 61%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 89%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 70%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 65%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%

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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