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

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 15%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 84%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 76%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 75%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 84%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 23%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 23%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 15%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 23%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 25%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 7%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 84%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 92%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 7%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 84%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 92%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%

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