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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 22%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 6%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 6%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 11%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 11%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 94%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 19%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 17%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 28%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 94%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 22%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 18%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 11%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 78%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 6%
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%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 94%
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%

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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