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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 46%
Jason Altmire 11%
Rob Andrews 4%
Steve Austria 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Charlie Bass 48%
Max Baucus 14%
Rick Berg 54%
Shelley Berkley 1%
Howard Berman 13%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 54%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 49%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 11%
Scott Brown 49%
Ann Marie Buerkle 92%
Dan Burton 98%
Francisco Canseco 64%
Eric Cantor 55%
Dennis Cardoza 14%
Russ Carnahan 4%
Ben Chandler III 12%
Hansen Clarke 14%
Kent Conrad 7%
Jerry Costello 15%
Chip Cravaack 57%
Mark Critz 12%
Geoff Davis 70%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 12%
Robert Dold 42%
David Dreier 51%
Jo Ann Emerson 44%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Filner 11%
Barney Frank 16%
Elton Gallegly 68%
Charlie Gonzalez 17%
Frank Guinta 77%
Nan Hayworth 56%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
Kathy Hochul 2%
Thomas Holden 15%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Tim Johnson 69%
Dale Kildee 0%
Larry Kissell 7%
Herb Kohl 5%
Dennis Kucinich 19%
Jon Kyl 90%
Jeff Landry 94%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 14%
Jerry Lewis 48%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Dick Lugar 80%
Dan Lungren 54%
Connie Mack IV 98%
Don Manzullo 85%
Thaddeus McCotter 72%
Brad Miller 6%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 31%
John Olver 13%
Ron Paul 94%
Donald Payne 11%
Todd Platts 48%
Ben Quayle 98%
Denny Rehberg 58%
Silvestre Reyes 16%
Laura Richardson 15%
David Rivera 47%
Mike Ross 28%
Steve Rothman 4%
Bobby Schilling 54%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Heath Shuler 9%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Pete Stark 18%
Cliff Stearns 87%
John Sullivan 80%
Betty Sutton 11%
Ed Towns 17%
Joe Walsh 99%
Mel Watt 11%
Jim Webb, Jr. 14%
Allen West 64%
Lynn Woolsey 18%
David Wu 1%
Bill Young 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 2%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 1%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 6%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
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%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 3%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 12%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 13%
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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 1%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
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%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 1%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 2%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 3%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 7%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 6%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 3%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 3%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 2%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 16%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 14%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 3%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 19%

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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