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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2011 Positions (House Only)

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Sandy Adams 86%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Jason Altmire 38%
Rob Andrews 5%
Steve Austria 81%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 65%
John Barrow 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 33%
Rick Berg 62%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 5%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Tim Bishop 10%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 52%
Mary Bono Mack 81%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 10%
Bruce Braley 0%
Paul Broun 100%
Ann Marie Buerkle 95%
Dan Burton 95%
Dave Camp 67%
John Campbell III 100%
Francisco Canseco 86%
Eric Cantor 90%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Howard Coble 95%
Jerry Costello 29%
Chip Cravaack 62%
Mark Critz 0%
Geoff Davis 52%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 10%
David Dreier 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 67%
Jim Gerlach 29%
Phil Gingrey 81%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Michael Grimm 38%
Ralph Hall 80%
Colleen Hanabusa 0%
Jane Harman 11%
Doc Hastings 86%
Nan Hayworth 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Thomas Holden 43%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 76%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jack Kingston 86%
Larry Kissell 24%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Tom Latham 43%
Steve LaTourette 24%
Chris Lee 0%
Jerry Lewis 45%
Dan Lungren 57%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 95%
Jim Matheson 18%
Carolyn McCarthy 19%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 57%
Mike Michaud 5%
Gary Miller 81%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
Alan Nunnelee 57%
John Olver 0%
Bill Owens 35%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 86%
Todd Platts 52%
Ben Quayle 95%
Nick Rahall II 19%
Denny Rehberg 71%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
David Rivera 52%
Mike Rogers 86%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 5%
Jon Runyan 57%
Bobby Schilling 57%
Jean Schmidt 86%
Aaron Schock 57%
Allyson Schwartz 10%
Heath Shuler 33%
Steve Southerland 90%
Pete Stark 5%
Cliff Stearns 90%
John Sullivan 75%
Betty Sutton 5%
Lee Terry 71%
John Tierney 5%
Ed Towns 0%
Joe Walsh 100%
Mel Watt 5%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 5%
Allen West 76%
Frank Wolf 33%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 38%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 24%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 15%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 14%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 14%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%

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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