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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
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 81%
James DeMint 78%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 78%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 78%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 76%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 76%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 76%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 76%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 76%
Jim Bunning 72%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 72%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 72%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 72%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 72%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 72%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 71%
Dan Burton 71%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 71%
Don Manzullo 71%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 71%
Todd Akin 67%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 67%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 67%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 67%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 67%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 67%
Mark Souder 67%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 62%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 62%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 62%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 62%
Dan Lungren 62%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 62%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 62%
Todd Tiahrt 62%
Bob Bennett 61%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 61%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 61%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 61%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 61%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 57%
Eric Cantor 57%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 57%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 57%
Wally Herger, Jr. 57%
Pete Hoekstra 57%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 57%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 57%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 57%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 57%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 57%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 57%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 56%
John Ensign 56%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 56%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 56%
Judd Gregg 56%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 56%
Roscoe Bartlett 52%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 52%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
Steve Buyer 52%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 52%
Connie Mack IV 52%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 52%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 52%
George Radanovich 52%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 52%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 52%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 52%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 52%
Jon Kyl 50%
Rodney Alexander 48%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 48%
J. Gresham Barrett 48%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 48%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 48%
Mary Bono Mack 48%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 48%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 48%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 48%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 48%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 48%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 48%
Geoff Davis 48%
Elton Gallegly 48%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 48%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 48%
John Linder 48%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 48%
Thaddeus McCotter 48%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 48%
Sue Myrick 48%
Ron Paul 48%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 48%
Todd Platts 48%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 48%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 48%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 48%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 48%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 48%
Cliff Stearns 48%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 48%
Zach Wamp 48%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 48%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 44%
Kit Bond 44%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 44%
Kay Hutchison 44%
Dick Lugar 44%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 44%
George Voinovich 44%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 43%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 43%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 43%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 43%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 43%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 43%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 43%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 43%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 43%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 43%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 43%
Denny Rehberg 43%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 43%
Jean Schmidt 43%
John Shadegg 43%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 43%
Bill Young 43%
Steve Austria 38%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 38%
Dan Boren 38%
Bobby Bright 38%
Ginny Brown-Waite 38%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 38%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
Travis Childers 38%
David Dreier 38%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 38%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 38%
Chris Lee 38%
Jerry Lewis 38%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 38%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 38%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 38%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 38%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 33%

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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