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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: St. Joseph Health System

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 72
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 27
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 60
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 40
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 80
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 9
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 16
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 8
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 40
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 16
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 9
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 20
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 100
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 8
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 25
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 66
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 18
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 16
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 8
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 16
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 91
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 60
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 9
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 58
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 8
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 85
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 54
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 36
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 60
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 58
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 36
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 27
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 60
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 91
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 33
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 75
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 8
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 58
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 91
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 16
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 58
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 66
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 33
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 66
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100

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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