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Special Interest Groups

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

2009-2010 Net Congressional Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Filner 91%
Russ Feingold 91%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 84%
Lynn Woolsey 84%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 84%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 84%
Frank Lautenberg 84%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 84%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 84%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 84%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 82%
John Olver 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 82%
Arlen Specter 82%
Pete Stark 81%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 81%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 81%
Barney Frank 81%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 81%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 79%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 79%
Dennis Kucinich 79%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 79%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 79%
Ed Towns 79%
David Wu 79%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 79%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 78%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
Phil Hare 78%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 78%
Donald Payne 78%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 77%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 77%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 77%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
Howard Berman 76%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
Jane Harman 76%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 76%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 76%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 76%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 76%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 76%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 76%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 76%
Chris Dodd 76%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 76%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 75%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 75%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 74%
Diane Watson 74%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 73%
Roland Burris 73%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 73%
Byron Dorgan 73%
Herb Kohl 73%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 73%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 73%
Mel Watt 73%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 73%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 73%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 73%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 72%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 72%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 72%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 72%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 72%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 71%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 71%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 70%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 70%
Russ Carnahan 70%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
John Hall 70%
Paul Hodes 70%
Ted Kaufman 70%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 70%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 70%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 69%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 69%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 69%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 69%
Steve Rothman 69%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 69%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 69%
Shelley Berkley 69%
Daniel Inouye 69%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 69%
Gary Ackerman 68%
Brian Baird 68%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 68%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 68%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 68%
Brad Miller 68%
Laura Richardson 68%
Anthony Weiner 68%
Rob Andrews 68%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 68%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 68%
Betty Sutton 68%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 67%
Steve Kagen 67%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
Bill Delahunt 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
Mary Jo Kilroy 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 67%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 67%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 67%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 66%
Dennis Moore 66%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 66%
Walt Minnick 66%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 65%
Gabrielle Giffords 65%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 65%
Patrick Murphy 65%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 65%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 65%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 65%

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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