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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
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
Pete Stark 90%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
Thomas Allen 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 86%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
Russ Feingold 81%
Bob Filner 81%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 81%
Dennis Kucinich 81%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 81%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
Barney Frank 76%
Maurice Hinchey 76%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 76%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 76%
John Olver 76%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
Diane Watson 76%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 76%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
Tom Lantos 71%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 71%
Steve Rothman 71%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 69%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
Howard Berman 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
John Hall 67%
Jane Harman 67%
Paul Hodes 67%
William Jefferson 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67%
Michael McNulty 67%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 67%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 67%
Hilda Solis 67%
Betty Sutton 67%
Ellen Tauscher 67%
Ed Towns 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 67%
David Wu 67%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 63%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 63%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 63%
Frank Lautenberg 63%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 63%
Gary Ackerman 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 62%
Jerry Costello 62%
Bill Delahunt 62%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
Phil Hare 62%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 62%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 62%
Steve Kagen 62%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 62%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 62%
Brad Miller 62%
Dennis Moore 62%
Jim Oberstar 62%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 62%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 62%
Donald Payne 62%
Jon Porter, Sr. 62%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 62%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 62%
Anthony Weiner 62%
Robert Wexler 62%
Rob Andrews 57%
Michael Arcuri 57%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 57%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Julia Carson 57%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 57%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 57%
Darlene Hooley 57%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 57%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 57%
Dale Kildee 57%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 57%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 57%
Patrick Murphy 57%
Dave Obey 57%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 57%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 57%
Christopher Shays 57%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 57%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
Bart Stupak 57%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
Mel Watt 57%
Albert Wynn 57%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 56%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 56%
Hillary Clinton 56%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 56%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 56%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 56%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 56%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 56%
Jason Altmire 52%
Joe Baca, Sr. 52%
Brian Baird 52%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
Marion Berry 52%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 52%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 52%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 52%
Norm Dicks 52%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 52%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 52%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 52%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 52%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 52%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 52%
Jim Marshall 52%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 52%
Harry Mitchell 52%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Jack Murtha 52%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 52%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 52%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 52%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 52%

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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