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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 9%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 81%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 61%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 54%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 4%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 63%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 42%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 77%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 3%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 30%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 71%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 9%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 82%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 58%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 73%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 74%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 95%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 49%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 34%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 97%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 36%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 81%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 54%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 44%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 78%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 71%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 94%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 27%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 98%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 36%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 51%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 84%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 67%

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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