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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 43%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 43%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%

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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