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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2014 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 30%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 24%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 95%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 10%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 35%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 29%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 37%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 40%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 94%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 37%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 10%
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 93%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 90%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 43%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 26%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 30%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 85%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 30%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 20%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 30%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 30%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 30%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 33%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 20%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 26%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 43%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 29%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 30%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 25%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 26%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 10%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 86%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 20%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 55%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 90%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%

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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