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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Criminal Justice Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Crime , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 87%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 87%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 72%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 69%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 81%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 76%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 94%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 61%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 46%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 87%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 87%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 76%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 61%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 87%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 61%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 87%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 72%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 44%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 58%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 72%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 72%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 66%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 62%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 87%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 57%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 76%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 52%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 72%

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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