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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: RESULTS

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 4%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 2%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 2%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 3%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 4%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 1%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 2%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 31%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 1%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 1%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 1%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 2%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 3%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 1%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 1%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 1%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 6%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 4%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 24%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 3%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 1%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 1%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 1%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 1%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 1%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 2%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 28%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 2%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 1%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 1%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 1%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 14%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 3%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 1%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 2%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 2%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 1%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 1%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 2%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 2%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 2%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 39%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 1%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 2%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 3%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 2%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 1%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 1%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 1%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 3%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 2%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 2%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 2%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 1%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 1%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 2%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 2%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 1%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 1%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 1%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 2%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 1%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 2%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 1%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 7%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 1%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 2%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 2%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 6%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 2%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 38%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 9%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 2%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 15%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 29%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 1%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 4%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 1%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 2%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%

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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