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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
John Adler 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 83%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 8%
Brian Baird 91%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 30%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 8%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 30%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 91%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 16%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 18%
John Boccieri 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 9%
Kit Bond 40%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 8%
Dan Boren 66%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 90%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91%
Bobby Bright 33%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 30%
Ginny Brown-Waite 27%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 41%
Jim Bunning 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 8%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 30%
Eric Cantor 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
Joseph Cao 54%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 8%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 16%
Mike Castle 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 8%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20%
Ben Chandler III 91%
Travis Childers 66%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 30%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 91%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 91%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 40%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 91%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 16%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 90%
Artur Davis 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 16%
Lincoln Davis 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 41%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 45%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 36%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 91%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 16%
Steve Driehaus 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 91%
Vern Ehlers 66%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Bill Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
Elton Gallegly 16%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 36%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
Bart Gordon 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 30%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 16%

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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