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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 50%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 16%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 66%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 77%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 55%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 22%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 11%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 11%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 0%
Rob Andrews 77%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Ron Barber 11%
John Barrow 11%
Max Baucus 0%
Mark Begich 33%
Kerry Bentivolio 11%
Tim Bishop 66%
Bruce Braley 44%
Paul Broun 11%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 66%
Eric Cantor 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Howard Coble 22%
Thomas Coburn 16%
John Dingell 55%
Bill Enyart 22%
Pete Gallego 66%
Joe Garcia 55%
Jim Gerlach 66%
Phil Gingrey 33%
Michael Grimm 88%
Kay Hagan 0%
Ralph Hall 11%
Colleen Hanabusa 77%
Tom Harkin 50%
Doc Hastings 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 88%
Steven Horsford 44%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Jack Kingston 11%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 22%
Carl Levin 66%
Dan Maffei 44%
Jim Matheson 22%
Carolyn McCarthy 55%
Mike McIntyre 44%
Buck McKeon 22%
Mike Michaud 88%
Gary Miller 66%
George Miller 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 66%
Alan Nunnelee 0%
Bill Owens 44%
Ed Pastor 22%
Tom Petri 0%
Mark Pryor 16%
Trey Radel 11%
Nick Rahall II 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 16%
Mike Rogers 22%
Jon Runyan 66%
Brad Schneider 55%
Aaron Schock 44%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Steve Southerland 22%
Steve Stockman 11%
Lee Terry 11%
John Tierney 100%
Mark Udall 33%
Mel Watt 33%
Henry Waxman 100%
Frank Wolf 33%

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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