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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: CNET News

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 41%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 53%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 29%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 31%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 61%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 43%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 61%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 36%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 31%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 53%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 31%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 65%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 35%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 41%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 83%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 44%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 62%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 44%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 47%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 38%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 44%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 47%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 41%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 33%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 43%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 59%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 47%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 61%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 82%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 44%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 46%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 41%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 53%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 44%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 53%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 56%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 36%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 39%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 38%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 36%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 41%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 33%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 53%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 53%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 39%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 35%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 40%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 62%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 29%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 76%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 76%

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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