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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
James Ramstad 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 98%
Bart Gordon 97%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 97%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Brian Baird 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Howard Berman 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
Leonard Boswell 94%
Rick Boucher 94%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
Julia Carson 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 94%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
Thomas Holden 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
Tim Johnson 94%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Ray LaHood 94%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
Jim Marshall 94%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
Brad Miller 94%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 94%
Jim Oberstar 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
Todd Platts 94%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
Mike Ross 94%
Steve Rothman 94%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 94%
Vic Snyder 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
John Spratt, Jr. 94%
Pete Stark 94%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
Diane Watson 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Robert Wexler 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 94%
Albert Wynn 94%
Dave Obey 92%
Christopher Shays 92%
Rob Andrews 91%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Mike Castle 91%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 91%
Jerry Costello 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 91%
Norm Dicks 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
Silvestre Reyes 91%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 91%
Ed Towns 91%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 91%
Judy Biggert 88%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 88%
Robert Cramer 88%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Vern Ehlers 88%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 88%
Darlene Hooley 88%
William Jefferson 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
John McHugh 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
Alan Mollohan 88%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 88%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
Philip English 85%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 82%
Melissa Bean 82%
Marion Berry 82%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
Dennis Cardoza 82%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 82%
Artur Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 82%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 82%
Jack Murtha 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 82%
John Peterson 82%

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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