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Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 94%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 27%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 18%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 6%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 44%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 4%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 72%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 49%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 26%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 73%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 61%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 48%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 79%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 24%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 36%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 35%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 94%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 23%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 19%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 21%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 28%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 23%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 53%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 19%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 73%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 77%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 19%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 39%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 77%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 24%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 28%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 45%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 21%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 32%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 48%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 37%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 27%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 95%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 94%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 77%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 27%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 79%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 79%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 84%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 22%

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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