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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2007 Positions on Social Justice and Peace

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 68
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 31
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 47
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 22
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 37
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 68
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 71
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 63
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 70
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 17
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 17
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 68
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 30
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 54
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 56
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 13
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 65
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 65
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 56
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 47
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 12
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 15
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 56
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 65
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 60
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 27
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 63
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 65
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 59
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 69
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 69
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 69
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 18
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 21
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 26
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 27
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 60
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 60
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 60
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 73
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 52
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 27
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 39
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 32
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 68
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 68
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 12
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 72
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 31
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 15
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 15
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 73
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 26
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 65
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 72
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 68
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 17
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 20
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 68
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 17
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 63
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 65
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 68
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 68
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 25
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 20
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 62
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 32
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 62
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 37
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 69
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 65
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 32
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 35
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 13
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 63
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 17
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 17
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 12
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 51
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 65
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 32
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 68
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 68
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 69
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 22
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 72
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 73
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 27
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 68
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 30
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 72
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 23
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 21
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 65
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 73
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 72
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 78
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 78
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 68
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 65
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 68
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 65
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 70
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 21
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 12
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 63
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 37
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 68
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 69
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 10
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 65
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 15
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 65
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 69
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 26
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 68
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 64
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 39
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 12
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 60
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 27
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 22
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 12
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 67
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 66
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 62
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 73
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 65
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 70
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40

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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