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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
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 Thad Cochran Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 32%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 41%
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. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 13%
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 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 52%
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 Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 18%
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 Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 53%
ND U.S. House At-Large 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 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 69%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 81%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 48%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 65%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 74%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 26%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 84%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 19%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 73%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 32%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 46%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 18 Sean Maloney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 29%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 29%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 3%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 19%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 26%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 67%
OH U.S. House 14 David Joyce Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 28%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 26%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 35%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 45%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 68%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 35%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 76%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 64%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 61%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 21%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 32%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 41%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 28%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 39%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 28%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 82%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 82%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 36%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 44%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 17%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 10%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
SC U.S. House 7 Tom Rice Republican 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 18%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 28%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 36%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 35%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 37%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 15%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 71%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 24%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 26%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 79%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 30%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 9%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 22%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 56%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 45%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 69%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 72%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 72%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 44%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 45%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 70%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 19%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 95%

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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