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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2011 Positions (House Only)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 65%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 38%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 57%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 36%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 52%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 72%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 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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