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Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
Gary Ackerman 100
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Brian Baird 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
Max Baucus 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
Howard Berman 100
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
Rick Boucher 100
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
Jerry Costello 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
Bill Delahunt 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
Norm Dicks 100
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
Byron Dorgan 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100
Bob Filner 100
Barney Frank 100
Gabrielle Giffords 100
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
Jane Harman 100
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
Paul Hodes 100
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100
Darlene Hooley 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
William Jefferson 100
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100
Ron Klein 100
Dennis Kucinich 100
Tom Lantos 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
Brad Miller 100
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100
Jack Murtha 100
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 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
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100
Steve Rothman 100
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100
Ike Skelton 100
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100
Hilda Solis 100
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Bart Stupak 100
Betty Sutton 100
Ellen Tauscher 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100
Ed Towns 100
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
Anthony Weiner 100
Robert Wexler 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86
Evan Bayh 86
Jeff Bingaman 86
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86
Kent Conrad 86
Russ Feingold 86
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86
Frank Lautenberg 86
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 86
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 86
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86
Olympia Snowe 86
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 86
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 86
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86
Michael Arcuri 83
Melissa Bean 83
Shelley Berkley 83
Marion Berry 83
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83
Leonard Boswell 83
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83

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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