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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 59%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 94%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 31%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 94%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 83%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 6%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 6%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 28%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 81%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 78%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 94%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 28%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 22%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 17%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 89%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 22%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 12%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 28%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
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 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 22%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 11%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 28%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 11%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 12%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 17%

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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