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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

1989-2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 22%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 48%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 58%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 28%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 18%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 52%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 26%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 56%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 12%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 79%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 74%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 23%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 74%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 26%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 29%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 21%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 15%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 27%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 32%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 95%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 63%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 41%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 55%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 41%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 81%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 87%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 36%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 21%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 52%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 19%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 12%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 37%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 52%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 49%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 27%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 43%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 27%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 87%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 76%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 55%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 23%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 99%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 53%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 18%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 56%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 18%

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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