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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 83%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 50%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 83%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 30%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 10%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 60%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 40%

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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