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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 20%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 86%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 40%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 86%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 40%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 46%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 20%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 20%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 86%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 98%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 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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