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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2013 Liberal (Composite)

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 30%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 46%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 37%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 4%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 7%
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%
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%

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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