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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2014 Positions (captured June 17, 2014)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 81%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
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 1 Bradley Byrne 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 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 71%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 54%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
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%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 14%
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 57%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 42%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 85%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 57%
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 92%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 14%
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 85%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 21%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 14%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 78%
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 85%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 92%
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 78%
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 2 Steve Southerland Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 85%
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 13 David Jolly Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 78%
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 64%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 42%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
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 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 78%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 78%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 85%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 85%
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 9%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 35%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 7%
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 57%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 78%
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 92%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 7%
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 92%
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 35%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 7%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 27%

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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