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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%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 28%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 6%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 94%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 11%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 61%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 94%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 83%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 94%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 94%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 89%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 6%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 94%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 28%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 94%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 11%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 94%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 22%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 11%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 22%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 6%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 22%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 6%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 94%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 78%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 31%
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 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 94%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 78%
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 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 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
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 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 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
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 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. 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 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. 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%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 18%
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 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch 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 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 28%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
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 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 17%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 89%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 12%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
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 Gutiérrez 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 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 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 28%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 22%

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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