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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Sandy Adams 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 22%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 94%
Steve Austria 28%
Kelly Ayotte 27%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 20%
John Barrow 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
Charlie Bass 28%
Max Baucus 100%
Mark Begich 100%
Dan Benishek 11%
Rick Berg 17%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 94%
Judy Biggert 28%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Tim Bishop 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 28%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 44%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 17%
Barbara Boxer 90%
Bruce Braley 94%
Paul Broun 6%
Corrine Brown 94%
Scott Brown 45%
Ann Marie Buerkle 11%
Dan Burton 11%
Dave Camp 24%
John Campbell III 18%
Francisco Canseco 12%
Eric Cantor 6%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Saxby Chambliss 18%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Hansen Clarke 94%
Dan Coats 36%
Howard Coble 12%
Thomas Coburn 20%
Kent Conrad 91%
Jerry Costello 89%
Chip Cravaack 17%
Ander Crenshaw 22%
Mark Critz 94%
Geoff Davis 22%
James DeMint 27%
Norm Dicks 94%
John Dingell 94%
Bob Dold 28%
David Dreier 28%
Donna Edwards 94%
Renee Ellmers 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 29%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Stephen Fincher 17%
Mike Fitzpatrick 28%
John Fleming, Jr. 6%
Randy Forbes 22%
Barney Frank 94%
Elton Gallegly 22%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 28%
Chris Gibson 28%
Phil Gingrey 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Michael Grimm 18%
Frank Guinta 17%
Kay Hagan 100%
Ralph Hall 11%
Richard Hanna 24%
Tom Harkin 91%
Doc Hastings 11%
Nan Hayworth 22%
Joe Heck, Jr. 39%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Thomas Holden 78%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Tim Huelskamp 11%
Robert Hurt 6%
Daniel Inouye 90%
Steve Israel 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 27%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Tim Johnson 31%
John Kerry 91%
Dale Kildee 94%
Jack Kingston 17%
Mark Kirk 36%
Larry Kissell 89%
John Kline 17%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Jon Kyl 27%
Mary Landrieu 91%
Tom Latham 22%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
Carl Levin 91%
Jerry Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 27%
Cynthia Lummis 17%
Dan Lungren 22%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Don Manzullo 12%
Jim Matheson 72%
Carolyn McCarthy 94%
Thaddeus McCotter 18%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 89%
Mike McIntyre 67%
Buck McKeon 22%
John Mica 17%
Mike Michaud 89%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 17%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 94%
Jeff Miller 6%
Brad Miller 94%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Sue Myrick 12%
Ben Nelson 82%
Randy Neugebauer 17%
Rich Nugent 11%
Alan Nunnelee 22%
John Olver 93%
Bill Owens 89%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 94%
Tom Petri 6%
Joe Pitts 11%
Todd Platts 22%
Mike Pompeo 6%
Mark Pryor 91%
Ben Quayle 12%
Nick Rahall II 89%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 28%
Harry Reid 82%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Reid Ribble 11%
Laura Richardson 94%
Scott Rigell 17%
David Rivera 33%
Jay Rockefeller IV 91%
Mike Rogers 17%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 94%
Jon Runyan 22%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Bobby Schilling 17%
Jean Schmidt 11%
Aaron Schock 18%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Heath Shuler 83%
Olympia Snowe 40%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
Steve Southerland 6%
Pete Stark 94%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Marlin Stutzman 6%
John Sullivan 18%
Betty Sutton 94%
Ellen Tauscher 94%
Lee Terry 28%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 91%
David Vitter 9%
Joe Walsh 6%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Allen West 28%
Lynn Westmoreland 11%
Ed Whitfield 28%
Frank Wolf 28%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
Bill Young 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%

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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