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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 53%
Gary Ackerman 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
John Adler 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 19%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 15%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 35%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 55%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 24%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 38%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 38%
Bob Bennett 31%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 5%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
John Boccieri 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 25%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 30%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 30%
Bobby Bright 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 19%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 19%
Roland Burris 44%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
Joseph Cao 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
Mike Castle 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 35%
Kent Conrad 31%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
Jerry Costello 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
Mark Critz 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
Kathy Dahlkemper 15%
Artur Davis 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 55%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
James DeMint 13%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 5%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 55%
Charles Djou 0%
Chris Dodd 63%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 45%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
Byron Dorgan 31%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 63%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 60%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 5%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 15%
John Ensign 19%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 35%
Bob Etheridge 5%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 35%
Russ Feingold 63%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 56%
Bob Filner 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 25%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 30%
Elton Gallegly 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 15%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 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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