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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NewPolicy.org

2009 Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
Brian Baird 77%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 62%
Nick Rahall II 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 46%
John Dingell 46%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 46%
Maurice Hinchey 46%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 46%
Dennis Kucinich 46%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 46%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
George Miller 46%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 46%
Jim Moran, Jr. 46%
John Olver 46%
Ron Paul 46%
Pete Stark 46%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 46%
Lynn Woolsey 46%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 38%
Bill Delahunt 38%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 38%
Donald Payne 38%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 38%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 31%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 31%
Bob Filner 31%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 31%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 31%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 31%
Vic Snyder 31%
Diane Watson 31%
Neil Abercrombie 23%
Rick Boucher 23%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 23%
Rush Holt, Jr. 23%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 23%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 23%
John Tierney 23%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 23%
Marion Berry 15%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 15%
Bruce Braley 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
Geoff Davis 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Elton Gallegly 15%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 15%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 15%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 15%
Steve Kagen 15%
Mary Jo Kilroy 15%
Eric Massa 15%
Glenn Nye III 15%
Jim Oberstar 15%
Ed Pastor 15%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 15%
John Shadegg 15%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 15%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 15%
Mel Watt 15%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 15%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Michele Bachmann 8%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 8%
Kathy Dahlkemper 8%
Artur Davis 8%
Lincoln Davis 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
Bart Gordon 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 8%
John Hall 8%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 8%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
Patrick Murphy 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
Dave Obey 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 8%
Mark Souder 8%
Bart Stupak 8%
Ed Towns 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
Zach Wamp 8%
David Wu 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
John Adler 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
John Boccieri 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
Bobby Bright 0%
Paul Broun 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
Mike Castle 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
Howard Coble 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
Mark Critz 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%

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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