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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2012 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 5%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 74%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 65%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 26%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 58%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 65%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 79%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 48%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 70%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 78%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 68%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 74%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 86%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 42%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 53%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 58%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 64%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 69%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 14%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 77%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 14%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 76%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 9%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 71%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 73%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 65%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 59%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 74%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 12%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 54%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 56%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 65%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 14%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 24%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 29%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 19%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 57%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 68%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 58%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 64%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 68%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 9%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 62%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 64%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 53%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 84%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 77%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 34%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 18%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 43%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 93%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 81%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 87%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 68%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 65%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 77%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 69%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 76%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 59%

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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