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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Traditional Values Coalition

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 20%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 42%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 20%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 28%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 28%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 85%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 14%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 85%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 28%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 14%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 28%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 85%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 14%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 28%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 85%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 71%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 85%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 28%

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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