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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2012 Positions (House Only)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
David Rivera 63%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jon Runyan 0%
Bobby Schilling 0%
Jean Schmidt 63%
Aaron Schock 100%
Allyson Schwartz 88%
Heath Shuler 88%
Steve Southerland 0%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
Lee Terry 25%
John Tierney 88%
Ed Towns 100%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 88%
Henry Waxman 100%
Allen West 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 0%

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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