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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2007 Positions on Arab American Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 60%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
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 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 50%
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 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 67%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
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 67%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 71%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 80%

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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