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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 8%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 41%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 37%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 58%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 68%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 36%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
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 14%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 81%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 27%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 17%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 9%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 9%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 19%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 9%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
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 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 73%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 18%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 5%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 27%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 36%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 27%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 18%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 9%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%

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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