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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 87%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 75%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 12%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 12%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
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 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 87%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 87%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 37%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 87%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 12%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 62%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 87%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 70%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 87%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 12%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 12%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%

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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