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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 12%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 11%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 11%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 66%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 11%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 11%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 77%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%

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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