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Special Interest Groups

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

2009-2010 Regressive Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 11
John Adler 15
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 18
Todd Akin 78
Rodney Alexander 59
Jason Altmire 19
Rob Andrews 15
Michael Arcuri 22
Steve Austria 48
Joe Baca, Sr. 19
Michele Bachmann 81
Spencer Bachus 56
Brian Baird 11
J. Gresham Barrett 59
John Barrow 19
Roscoe Bartlett 63
Max Baucus 23
Evan Bayh 27
Melissa Bean 11
Mark Begich 23
Bob Bennett 68
Shelley Berkley 7
Howard Berman 7
Marion Berry 19
Judy Biggert 48
Brian Bilbray 56
Jeff Bingaman 18
Tim Bishop 7
John Boehner 59
Kit Bond 59
Jo Bonner, Jr. 56
Mary Bono Mack 56
Dan Boren 37
Leonard Boswell 15
Rick Boucher 22
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15
Bruce Braley 4
Bobby Bright 44
Paul Broun 67
Henry Brown, Jr. 59
Scott Brown 23
Ginny Brown-Waite 41
Jim Bunning 73
Roland Burris 9
Dan Burton 81
Steve Buyer 52
Dave Camp 52
John Campbell III 44
Eric Cantor 63
Joseph Cao 30
Dennis Cardoza 19
Russ Carnahan 11
Christopher Carney 19
Mike Castle 26
Saxby Chambliss 73
Ben Chandler III 22
Travis Childers 41
Howard Coble 56
Thomas Coburn 68
Kent Conrad 18
Jerry Costello 15
Mark Critz 11
Kathy Dahlkemper 19
Artur Davis 19
Geoff Davis 56
Lincoln Davis 26
Bill Delahunt 11
James DeMint 82
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 26
Norm Dicks 11
John Dingell 15
Charles Djou 7
Chris Dodd 18
Byron Dorgan 9
David Dreier 41
Steve Driehaus 19
Chet Edwards 22
Vern Ehlers 30
Brad Ellsworth 26
Jo Ann Emerson 52
John Ensign 55
Bob Etheridge 19
Russ Feingold 5
Bob Filner 0
Barney Frank 4
Elton Gallegly 48
Jim Gerlach 37
Gabrielle Giffords 11
Phil Gingrey 67
Charlie Gonzalez 11
Carte Goodwin 0
Bart Gordon 26
Judd Gregg 59
Parker Griffith, Jr. 41
Kay Hagan 9
John Hall 11
Ralph Hall 56
Debbie Halvorson 22
Phil Hare 7
Tom Harkin 5
Jane Harman 7
Doc Hastings 48
Wally Herger, Jr. 67
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 15
Baron Hill 22
Maurice Hinchey 4
Paul Hodes 11
Pete Hoekstra 56
Thomas Holden 22
Rush Holt, Jr. 4
Duncan Hunter 67
Kay Hutchison 59
Bob Inglis, Sr. 48
Daniel Inouye 18
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7
Mike Johanns 77
Timothy Johnson 14
Tim Johnson 33
Steve Kagen 7
Paul Kanjorski 15
Ted Kaufman 9
Patrick Kennedy 15
Dale Kildee 19
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11
Mary Jo Kilroy 11
Jack Kingston 59
Larry Kissell 16
Ron Klein 11
Herb Kohl 9
Suzanne Kosmas 15
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 22
Dennis Kucinich 7
Jon Kyl 64
Mary Landrieu 14
Tom Latham 48
Steve LaTourette 33
Frank Lautenberg 9
Chris Lee 44
George LeMieux 41
Carl Levin 0
Jerry Lewis 44
Joe Lieberman 32
Blanche Lincoln 18
John Linder 48
Dick Lugar 59
Dan Lungren 70
Connie Mack IV 56
Dan Maffei 11
Don Manzullo 81
Betsy Markey 19
Jim Marshall 37
Jim Matheson 26
Carolyn McCarthy 11
Thaddeus McCotter 59
Mike McIntyre 33
Buck McKeon 67
Michael McMahon 19
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 11
Mike Michaud 11
Gary Miller 56
George Miller 0
Brad Miller 11
Walt Minnick 7
Harry Mitchell 15
Alan Mollohan 22
Dennis Moore 15
Jim Moran, Jr. 11
Patrick Murphy 11
Scott Murphy 15
Sue Myrick 63
Ben Nelson 41
Glenn Nye III 19
Jim Oberstar 11
Dave Obey 11
John Olver 4
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15
Bill Owens 7
Ed Pastor 7
Ron Paul 44
Donald Payne 7
Tom Perriello 19
Tom Petri 37
Todd Platts 52
Earl Pomeroy 15
Mark Pryor 23
Adam Putnam 44
George Radanovich 56
Nick Rahall II 26
Denny Rehberg 48
Silvestre Reyes 15
Laura Richardson 11
Jay Rockefeller IV 18
Ciro Rodriguez 7
Mike Rogers 44
Mike Ross 33
Steve Rothman 15
John Salazar 15
Mark Schauer 15
Jean Schmidt 44

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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