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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2012 Positions on Arab-American Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 4%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 26%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 4%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 6%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 13%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 9%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 13%
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 4%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 4%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 4%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 4%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 31%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 13%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 4%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 6%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 9%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 4%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 4%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 4%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 9%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 9%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 4%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 26%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 6%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 30%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 4%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 19%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 6%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 19%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers 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.

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