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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 17%
Sandy Adams 68%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 51%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 94%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
Rodney Alexander 46%
Jason Altmire 11%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 4%
Steve Austria 68%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 98%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 89%
Spencer Bachus 61%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 77%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 47%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 86%
John Barrow 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 76%
Charlie Bass 48%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
Max Baucus 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
Mark Begich 11%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 72%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
Rick Berg 54%
Shelley Berkley 1%
Howard Berman 13%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 54%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 58%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
Tim Bishop 0%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 71%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 2%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 49%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 79%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 11%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1%
Bruce Braley 6%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 86%
Paul Broun 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
Scott Brown 49%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 64%
Ann Marie Buerkle 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 84%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 98%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 55%
Dave Camp 50%
John Campbell III 90%
Francisco Canseco 64%
Eric Cantor 55%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 1%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Russ Carnahan 4%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
Saxby Chambliss 76%
Ben Chandler III 12%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 3%
Hansen Clarke 14%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 14%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Dan Coats Republican 96%
Howard Coble 73%
Thomas Coburn 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 65%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 86%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 12%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 53%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 74%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
Kent Conrad 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 32%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 93%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
Jerry Costello 15%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 1%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 86%
Chip Cravaack 57%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 48%
Mark Critz 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
Geoff Davis 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 11%
James DeMint 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 46%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
Norm Dicks 12%
John Dingell 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 42%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
David Dreier 51%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 58%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 97%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 11%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 44%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 2%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
Bob Filner 11%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 69%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 64%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 49%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
Barney Frank 16%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 19%
Elton Gallegly 68%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 99%
Jim Gerlach 48%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 44%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 19%
Phil Gingrey 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 63%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 97%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 8%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 67%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 18%
Michael Grimm 46%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 77%

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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