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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2012 Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal , Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 83%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 16%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 16%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 16%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 16%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 16%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 16%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 16%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 16%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 16%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 41%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 18%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 16%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 18%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 16%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 91%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 16%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 16%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 16%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 91%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 16%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 91%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 25%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 16%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 16%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 16%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 27%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 16%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 10%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 16%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 16%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 16%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 16%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 83%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 16%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 16%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 16%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 16%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 9%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 16%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 41%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 18%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 16%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 16%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 33%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 41%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%

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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