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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress

2007-2008 Progressive Action Score

Issues: Liberal , Liberal , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 6%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 52%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 19%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 76%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 63%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 63%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 48%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 19%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 56%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 31%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 44%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 56%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 31%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 6%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 19%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 31%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 69%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 52%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 24%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 56%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 57%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 6%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 56%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 56%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 63%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 6%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 81%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 56%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 81%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 19%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 62%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 48%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 62%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 19%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 52%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 29%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 48%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 24%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 52%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 24%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 52%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 19%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 24%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 43%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 52%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 48%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 62%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 24%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 52%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 62%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 52%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 19%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 48%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 52%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 19%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 19%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 43%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 19%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 48%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 19%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 62%

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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