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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 81%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 77%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 54%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 72%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 35%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 64%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 63%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 77%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 36%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 72%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 72%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 21%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 72%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 64%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 4%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 72%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 77%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 22%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 95%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 4%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 28%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 21%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 7%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 21%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 21%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 14%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 21%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 64%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 28%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 14%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 14%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 28%

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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