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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Regressive Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
John Adler 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 67%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Jason Altmire 19%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 19%
Steve Austria 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Brian Baird 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 48%
Roscoe Bartlett 52%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 10%
Bob Bennett 61%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 24%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
John Boccieri 10%
Kit Bond 44%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 43%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Bobby Bright 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
Scott Brown 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
Jim Bunning 72%
Roland Burris 11%
Dan Burton 71%
Steve Buyer 52%
Robert Byrd 6%
Eric Cantor 57%
Joseph Cao 29%
Dennis Cardoza 19%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Christopher Carney 19%
Mike Castle 24%
Ben Chandler III 19%
Travis Childers 38%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jerry Costello 14%
Kathy Dahlkemper 19%
Artur Davis 14%
Geoff Davis 48%
Lincoln Davis 24%
Bill Delahunt 5%
James DeMint 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 17%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 38%
Steve Driehaus 14%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 24%
Brad Ellsworth 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
John Ensign 56%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Russ Feingold 6%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 48%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Bart Gordon 29%
Judd Gregg 56%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
John Hall 10%
Debbie Halvorson 19%
Phil Hare 5%
Jane Harman 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 57%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 14%
Baron Hill 19%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 10%
Pete Hoekstra 57%
Thomas Holden 24%
Kay Hutchison 44%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 43%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Tim Johnson 29%
Steve Kagen 10%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Ted Kaufman 11%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Mary Jo Kilroy 10%
Larry Kissell 14%
Ron Klein 10%
Herb Kohl 6%
Suzanne Kosmas 14%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 24%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Chris Lee 38%
George LeMieux 22%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Joe Lieberman 28%
Blanche Lincoln 11%
John Linder 48%
Dick Lugar 44%
Dan Lungren 62%
Connie Mack IV 52%
Don Manzullo 71%
Betsy Markey 19%
Jim Marshall 29%
Thaddeus McCotter 48%
Michael McMahon 14%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 10%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14%
Brad Miller 10%
Walt Minnick 5%
Harry Mitchell 14%
Alan Mollohan 19%
Dennis Moore 10%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Scott Murphy 10%
Jack Murtha 10%
Sue Myrick 48%
Ben Nelson 28%
Glenn Nye III 14%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Ron Paul 48%
Donald Payne 5%
Tom Perriello 10%
Todd Platts 48%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
George Radanovich 52%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Silvestre Reyes 19%
Laura Richardson 5%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 10%
Mark Schauer 10%
Jean Schmidt 43%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 43%
Heath Shuler 19%
Ike Skelton 19%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 19%
Mark Souder 67%
Zack Space 19%
Arlen Specter 6%
John Spratt, Jr. 14%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 48%
Bart Stupak 14%
John Sullivan 33%
Betty Sutton 10%
John Tanner 10%
Gene Taylor 19%
Harry Teague 33%
Todd Tiahrt 62%
Ed Towns 5%
George Voinovich 44%
Zach Wamp 48%
Diane Watson 10%
Mel Watt 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 6%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 14%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 5%
Bill Young 43%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%

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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