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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2003-2005 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 77%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 69%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 8%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 69%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 62%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 31%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 23%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 46%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 62%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 69%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 31%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 23%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 31%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 46%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 31%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 69%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 69%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 46%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 54%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 23%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 69%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 69%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 69%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 8%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 31%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 8%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 69%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 23%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 69%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 69%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 54%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 31%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 62%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 23%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 23%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 31%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 31%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 31%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 23%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 31%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 31%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 8%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 31%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 62%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 69%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 46%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 54%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 46%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 62%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 31%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 23%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 31%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 31%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 31%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 8%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 69%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%

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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