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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 94%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Ron Barber 78%
John Barrow 61%
Max Baucus 83%
Mark Begich 94%
Kerry Bentivolio 6%
Tim Bishop 94%
Bruce Braley 89%
Paul Broun 17%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 7%
Eric Cantor 11%
Saxby Chambliss 22%
Howard Coble 6%
Thomas Coburn 0%
John Dingell 94%
Bill Enyart 83%
Pete Gallego 89%
Joe Garcia 78%
Jim Gerlach 22%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Michael Grimm 53%
Kay Hagan 83%
Ralph Hall 6%
Colleen Hanabusa 89%
Tom Harkin 94%
Doc Hastings 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Steven Horsford 100%
Mike Johanns 6%
Timothy Johnson 94%
Jack Kingston 6%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Tom Latham 22%
Carl Levin 100%
Dan Maffei 83%
Jim Matheson 61%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 22%
Mike Michaud 89%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 94%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 87%
Alan Nunnelee 6%
Bill Owens 72%
Ed Pastor 94%
Tom Petri 11%
Mark Pryor 83%
Trey Radel 12%
Nick Rahall II 78%
Jay Rockefeller IV 94%
Mike Rogers 17%
Jon Runyan 39%
Brad Schneider 94%
Aaron Schock 22%
Allyson Schwartz 94%
Carol Shea-Porter 94%
Steve Southerland 6%
Steve Stockman 6%
Lee Terry 22%
John Tierney 100%
Mark Udall 94%
Mel Watt 94%
Henry Waxman 100%
Frank Wolf 28%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 89%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 89%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 94%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 81%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 78%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler 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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