or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

James 'Jim' Barcia

James 'Jim' Barcia's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: James 'Jim' Barcia

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Michigan - Positions 35%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Michigan - Positions 35%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 37.5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 29%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 91%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 40%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 40%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 64%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 47%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 34
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 29%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 16%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 35%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 38%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 39%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 62%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 83%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 48%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 39%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 57%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 55%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 38%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 38%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 35%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 25%

Business and Consumers

2009-2010 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2007-2008 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 27
2005-2006 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2005-2006 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2003-2004 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 83%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 70%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 86%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 50%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 50%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 50%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 50%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 42%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 56%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 9%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 46%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 62%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 91%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 73%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 50%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 50%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 50%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 28%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 11%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 52%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 53%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 45%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 70%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 63%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 89%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 89%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 63%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 53%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 31%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 67%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 86%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 86%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 55%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 69%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 20%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 29%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 50%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 50%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 42%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 64%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 58%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 76%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 55%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 82%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 43%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 70%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 73%
1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 69%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 46%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 36%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 73%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 50%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 31%
1997-1998 Campaign for a Color Blind America - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 38%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 92%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 79%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 22%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 65%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 55%

Conservative

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 60%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 37.5%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 40%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 33%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 50%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 58%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 34%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 38%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 11%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 47%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 43%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 46%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 39%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 46%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 38%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 43%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 36%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 54%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 25%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 35%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 71%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 42%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%

Education

2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 86%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 50%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 9%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 62%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 50%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 11%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 63%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 89%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 89%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 86%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 86%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 90%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 20%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 29%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 64%
1993-1994 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2000 National Association of Counties - Positions 71%

Foreign Affairs

2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 45%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 20%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 14%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 50%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 36%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 48%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 39%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 58%
1998 Peace Action - Positions 63%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 50%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 60%
1997 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
1997 Peace Action - Positions 25%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 83%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 50%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 55%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 43%
1996 Peace Action - Positions 20%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 40%
1995-1996 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Peace and Justice Score 57%
1995 Peace Action - Positions 42%
1993-1994 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%

Government Operations

2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Michigan - Positions 35%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Michigan - Positions 35%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 37.5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 91%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 40%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 40%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 64%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 34
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 29%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 35%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 38%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 39%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 39%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 83%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 39%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 57%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 57%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 38%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 38%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 71%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 35%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 25%

Health and Health Care

2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 50%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 75%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 50%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 91%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 71%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 38%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 14%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 60%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 78%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 67%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 90%
1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 14%
1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 58%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 76%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 20%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%

Labor Unions

2005-2006 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 73%
2003-2004 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 95%
2003 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 83%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 88%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 85%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 55%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 71%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 63%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 80%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 57%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 90%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 85%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 67%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 86%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 89%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 88%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 86%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 88%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 63%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 95%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 73%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 44%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 87%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 85%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 67%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 70%
1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 70%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 76%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 78%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
1993 National Farmers Union - Positions 78%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%

Liberal

2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 60%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 60%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 37%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 54%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 7%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 39%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 64%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 55%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%

Social

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 63%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 60%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 60%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 60%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 37%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 7%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 88%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 78%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 83%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 71%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 46%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 46%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

Back to top