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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2014 Positions (captured January 3, 2014)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 81%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
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 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 70%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 20%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 72%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 72%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 20%
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 80%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 70%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 70%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 54%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
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 70%
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 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 70%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 40%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 45%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 81%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 10%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 18%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 40%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 27%
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 70%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 70%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 80%

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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