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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Silvestre Reyes 83
Thomas Reynolds 0
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 86
Ciro Rodriguez 67
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 100
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 83
Ken Salazar 71
William Sali 17
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 86
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
Jim Saxton 20
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
Jean Schmidt 0
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 71
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 83
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 29
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 60
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0
Heath Shuler 33
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0
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
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17
Gordon Smith 57
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0
Olympia Snowe 86
Vic Snyder 67
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 67
Arlen Specter 57
John Spratt, Jr. 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens 29
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 57
Betty Sutton 100
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 50
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 86
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 14
Todd Tiahrt 0
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100
Ed Towns 100
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 17
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
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 29
George Voinovich 43
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 17
James Walsh 33
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
Zach Wamp 17
John Warner 43
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
Jim Webb, Jr. 71
Anthony Weiner 100
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 83
David Weldon 0
Gerald Weller 0
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0
Robert Wexler 100
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 86
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 83
Heather Wilson 0
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86
Albert Wynn 100
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10
Bill Young 0
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20

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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