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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 81%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 87%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 81%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 9%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 7%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 7%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 88%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 6%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 47%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 19%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 87%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 87%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 91%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 6%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 87%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 13%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 7%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 31%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 93%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 19%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 88%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 19%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 6%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 81%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 81%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 7%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 6%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 6%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 19%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 75%

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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