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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration]

2009-2013 Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013)

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Mike Michaud 75%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Alan Nunnelee 90%
Bill Owens 33%
Ed Pastor 0%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Petri 89%
Mark Pryor 100%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 73%
Mike Rogers 100%
Jon Runyan 89%
Aaron Schock 89%
Allyson Schwartz 33%
Steve Southerland 89%
Lee Terry 94%
John Tierney 0%
Mark Udall 5%
Mel Watt 25%
Henry Waxman 0%
Frank Wolf 94%
Bill Young 100%

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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