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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Benjamin Gilman 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Tony Hall 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Stephen Horn 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
James Leach 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
Constance Morella 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
David Phelps 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
James Ramstad 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%

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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