or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Thomas Allen 95%
Brian Baird 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
Bill Delahunt 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
Martin Meehan 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 95%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 95%
Ed Towns 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
Diane Watson 95%
Robert Wexler 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 92%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
Paul Sarbanes 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Darlene Hooley 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
Tom Lantos 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 91%
Dave Obey 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
Vic Snyder 91%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 91%
Albert Wynn 91%
Shelley Berkley 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
William Jefferson 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
Jim Oberstar 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
Russ Carnahan 86%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
Dale Kildee 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 86%
Steve Rothman 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 86%
David Wu 86%
Jane Harman 85%
Max Baucus 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 83%
Hillary Clinton 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83%
Frank Lautenberg 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
Rob Andrews 82%
Rick Boucher 82%
Daniel Inouye 82%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 82%
Brad Miller 82%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 81%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 81%
Bart Stupak 81%
Chris Dodd 80%
James Davis 79%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 79%
Michael McNulty 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Edward Case 77%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
Dennis Moore 77%
Jack Murtha 77%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
Robert Byrd 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
Dennis Cardoza 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 73%
Alan Mollohan 73%
Ted Strickland 72%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 70%

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.

Back to top