Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2013-2014 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby 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 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 11%
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 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 61%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 77%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 77%
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 77%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 77%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 77%
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 83%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 16%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 11%
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 72%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 93%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 66%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 27%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 77%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 86%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 0%
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 88%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 5%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 77%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 66%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 46%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 86%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 55%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 93%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 38%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 6%

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.

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Back to top