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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 75%
Sandy Adams 16%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 16%
Jason Altmire 58%
Rob Andrews 91%
Steve Austria 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 83%
Rick Berg 16%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 83%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Scott Brown 33%
Ann Marie Buerkle 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Francisco Canseco 16%
Eric Cantor 9%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Ben Chandler III 66%
Hansen Clarke 91%
Kent Conrad 91%
Jerry Costello 90%
Chip Cravaack 8%
Mark Critz 83%
Geoff Davis 8%
James DeMint 8%
Norm Dicks 83%
Robert Dold 18%
David Dreier 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Filner 87%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 72%
Frank Guinta 16%
Jane Harman 100%
Nan Hayworth 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Kathy Hochul 83%
Thomas Holden 66%
Kay Hutchison 18%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Tim Johnson 41%
Dale Kildee 91%
Larry Kissell 50%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 16%
Jeff Landry 9%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
Chris Lee 0%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Dick Lugar 16%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 16%
Thaddeus McCotter 8%
Brad Miller 83%
Sue Myrick 16%
Ben Nelson 50%
John Olver 87%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 90%
Todd Platts 9%
Ben Quayle 8%
Denny Rehberg 16%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 91%
David Rivera 16%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 91%
Bobby Schilling 9%
Jean Schmidt 16%
Heath Shuler 81%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Pete Stark 91%
Cliff Stearns 25%
John Sullivan 18%
Betty Sutton 81%
Ed Towns 91%
Bob Turner 25%
Joe Walsh 16%
Mel Watt 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 91%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 16%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
David Wu 87%
Bill Young 16%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 83%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 81%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 81%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 91%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 83%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 91%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 83%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%

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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