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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 93
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 41
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 44
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 31
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 86
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 22
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 78
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 29
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 18
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 17
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 28
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 20
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 6
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 93
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 17
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 86
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 94
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 94
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 11
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 28
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 28
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 33
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 44
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 33
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 61
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 93
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 28
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 6
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 6
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 89
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 21
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 21
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 6
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 33
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 39
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 14
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 94
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 17
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 94
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 33
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 93
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 6
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 17
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 21
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 14
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 22
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 28
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 24
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 22
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 28
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 14
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 64
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 29
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 44
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 35
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 44
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 94
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 17
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 33
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 12
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 22
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 24
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 79
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 19
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 17
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 43
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 29
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 79
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 35
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 89
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 21
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 86
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 44
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 33
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 17
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 29
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 61
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 72

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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