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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 43
John Hall 100
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0
Phil Hare 100
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83
Jane Harman 100
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 29
Robert Hayes 0
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83
Baron Hill 83
Maurice Hinchey 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
David Lee Hobson 0
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 83
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
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 0
Kay Hutchison 14
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 29
Daniel Inouye 57
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 14
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0
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
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0
Tim Johnson 50
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
Ric Keller 0
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71
Patrick Kennedy 100
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 83
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50
Ron Klein 100
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Herb Kohl 71
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 17
Jon Kyl 14
Ray LaHood 25
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0
Nicholas Lampson 25
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 83
Tom Lantos 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0
Steve LaTourette 0
Frank Lautenberg 86
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 86
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
Jerry Lewis 0
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 43
Blanche Lincoln 67
John Linder 0
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 83
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 17
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
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0
Dick Lugar 50
Dan Lungren 0
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83
Connie Mack IV 17
Tim Mahoney 67
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100
Don Manzullo 17
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 17
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
Jim Marshall 33
Melquiades Martinez 14
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 71
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 17
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0
John McHugh 0
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0
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
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
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
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83
Patrick Murphy 83
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 83
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
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
Ben Nelson 71
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 57
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 80
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75
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
Ron Paul 67
Donald Payne 100
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 83
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
John Peterson 0
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 17
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0
Todd Platts 17
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0
Earl Pomeroy 67
Jon Porter, Sr. 17
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0
Deborah Pryce 17
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 71
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0
George Radanovich 0
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100
James Ramstad 0
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 86
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 17
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 71
Richard Renzi 0

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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