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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Roland Burris 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
John Boccieri 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
Bob Filner 94%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 94%
Baron Hill 94%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 94%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 94%
Mary Jo Kilroy 94%
Ron Klein 94%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 94%
Betsy Markey 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
Brad Miller 94%
Patrick Murphy 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
John Olver 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 94%
Tom Perriello 94%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 94%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
Laura Richardson 94%
Ciro Rodriguez 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 94%
Mark Schauer 94%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
Mel Watt 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
Gary Ackerman 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
Melissa Bean 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 93%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 93%
Christopher Carney 93%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Byron Dorgan 93%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
Russ Feingold 93%
Barney Frank 93%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 93%
Paul Hodes 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 93%
Steve Kagen 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 93%
Herb Kohl 93%
Suzanne Kosmas 93%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 93%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 93%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 93%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 93%

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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