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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Kids

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
Michael Arcuri 97%
Christopher Carney 97%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 97%
Kathy Dahlkemper 97%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 97%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 97%
William Lipinski 97%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 97%
John Adler 94%
Melissa Bean 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
John Boccieri 94%
Ben Chandler III 94%
Artur Davis 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Brad Ellsworth 94%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 94%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 94%
Mike Ross 94%
Mark Schauer 94%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
Ike Skelton 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 94%
Zack Space 94%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 93%
John Tanner 93%
Jason Altmire 92%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 92%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 92%
Marion Berry 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 92%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 92%
Kent Conrad 92%
Byron Dorgan 92%
Russ Feingold 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 92%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
Pete Stark 92%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 92%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 92%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%
Rick Boucher 91%
Chet Edwards 91%
Bart Gordon 91%
Baron Hill 91%
Thomas Holden 91%
Eric Massa 91%
Robert Byrd 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
Scott Murphy 90%
Brian Baird 88%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 88%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 88%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 88%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Michael McMahon 88%
Harry Mitchell 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
Tom Perriello 87%
Max Baucus 85%
Lincoln Davis 85%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Larry Kissell 85%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
Betsy Markey 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 85%
Harry Teague 85%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 83%
Jim Marshall 82%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 82%
Heath Shuler 82%
Dan Boren 79%
Travis Childers 79%
Suzanne Kosmas 79%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 79%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 77%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 77%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Joseph Cao 73%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 71%
Walt Minnick 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
Evan Bayh 69%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 69%
Ben Nelson 69%
Arlen Specter 69%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 68%
Todd Platts 68%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 68%
Gene Taylor 63%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 62%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 62%
Olympia Snowe 62%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 61%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Mike Castle 57%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 55%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 55%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 54%
Frank Murkowski 54%
Bobby Bright 53%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 53%
Steve LaTourette 53%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
Tim Johnson 52%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 49%
Ginny Brown-Waite 47%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 47%
Bill Young 47%
Kay Hutchison 46%
Dick Lugar 46%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 44%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 43%
Steve Austria 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 41%
Thaddeus McCotter 41%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 41%
Denny Rehberg 41%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 41%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 40%
Mary Bono Mack 39%
Judy Biggert 38%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 38%
Chris Lee 38%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 38%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 36%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 36%
Brian Bilbray 35%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 35%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 35%
Henry Brown, Jr. 34%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 32%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 31%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
Kit Bond 31%
Steve Buyer 31%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 31%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 31%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 31%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 31%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 31%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 31%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 31%
Elton Gallegly 29%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 29%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 29%
David Dreier 28%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 28%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 28%
Don Manzullo 28%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 28%

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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