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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2012 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 19%
Sandy Adams 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 87%
Rodney Alexander 57%
Jason Altmire 23%
Rob Andrews 19%
Steve Austria 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 59%
Ron Barber 21%
John Barrow 51%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 44%
Max Baucus 12%
Mark Begich 8%
Rick Berg 62%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 17%
Judy Biggert 57%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Tim Bishop 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 54%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Dan Boren 54%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Bruce Braley 17%
Paul Broun 100%
Scott Brown 42%
Ann Marie Buerkle 79%
Dan Burton 86%
Dave Camp 64%
John Campbell III 87%
Francisco Canseco 79%
Eric Cantor 66%
Dennis Cardoza 9%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Saxby Chambliss 68%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Hansen Clarke 11%
Howard Coble 74%
Thomas Coburn 87%
Kent Conrad 3%
Jerry Costello 19%
Chip Cravaack 60%
Mark Critz 31%
Geoff Davis 59%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 12%
David Dreier 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 59%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 21%
Elton Gallegly 55%
Jim Gerlach 54%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Michael Grimm 59%
Kay Hagan 16%
Ralph Hall 81%
Colleen Hanabusa 17%
Tom Harkin 11%
Doc Hastings 61%
Nan Hayworth 52%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
Thomas Holden 8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 9%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Kay Hutchison 55%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Mike Johanns 53%
Timothy Johnson 9%
Tim Johnson 66%
Dale Kildee 8%
Jack Kingston 85%
Larry Kissell 52%
Herb Kohl 17%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
Jon Kyl 82%
Mary Landrieu 16%
Jeff Landry 88%
Tom Latham 55%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 62%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Dick Lugar 52%
Dan Lungren 60%
Connie Mack IV 86%
Don Manzullo 73%
Jim Matheson 68%
Robert Matsui 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 17%
Mike McIntyre 63%
Buck McKeon 60%
Mike Michaud 16%
Gary Miller 71%
George Miller 13%
Brad Miller 17%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Sue Myrick 77%
Ben Nelson 16%
Alan Nunnelee 78%
John Olver 15%
Bill Owens 45%
Ed Pastor 15%
Ron Paul 92%
Tom Petri 74%
Todd Platts 55%
Mark Pryor 28%
Ben Quayle 96%
Nick Rahall II 21%
Denny Rehberg 61%
Silvestre Reyes 14%
Laura Richardson 17%
David Rivera 63%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 57%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 12%
Jon Runyan 54%
Bobby Schilling 67%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Aaron Schock 56%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
Heath Shuler 25%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 70%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 83%
John Sullivan 77%
Betty Sutton 11%
Lee Terry 64%
John Tierney 13%
Ed Towns 13%
Bob Turner 58%
Mark Udall 13%
Joe Walsh 94%
Mel Watt 14%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 22%
Allen West 75%
Frank Wolf 59%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
Bill Young 55%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 16%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 24%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 19%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 11%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 18%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 34%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 19%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo 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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