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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 15%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 38%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 13%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 19%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 19%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 19%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 63%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 33%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 55%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 19%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 19%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 19%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 30%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 65%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 15%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 38%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 19%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 45%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 31%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 56%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 31%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 5%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 31%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 15%

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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