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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Organization for Women

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 13%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 9%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 15%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 95%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 21%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 74%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 45%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 4%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 4%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 9%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 82%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 96%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 30%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 14%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 27%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 14%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 32%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 14%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 82%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%

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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