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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Sam Farr 16%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 12%
Bob Filner 16%
Stephen Fincher 73%
Mike Fitzpatrick 47%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
Randy Forbes 62%
Barney Frank 17%
Elton Gallegly 55%
Scott Garrett 90%
Jim Gerlach 47%
Chris Gibson 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Michael Grimm 41%
Frank Guinta 68%
Kay Hagan 4%
Janice Hahn 20%
Ralph Hall 63%
Richard Hanna 45%
Tom Harkin 6%
Doc Hastings 53%
Nan Hayworth 49%
Joe Heck, Jr. 54%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 11%
Thomas Holden 15%
Rush Holt, Jr. 11%
Mike Honda 16%
Tim Huelskamp 92%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Robert Hurt 69%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Steve Israel 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
Mike Johanns 67%
Tim Johnson 51%
Timothy Johnson 6%
John Kerry 6%
Dale Kildee 7%
Jack Kingston 71%
Mark Kirk 64%
Larry Kissell 17%
John Kline 64%
Herb Kohl 9%
Dennis Kucinich 23%
Jon Kyl 77%
Mary Landrieu 11%
Tom Latham 52%
Steve LaTourette 35%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Carl Levin 7%
Jerry Lewis 54%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Dick Lugar 61%
Cynthia Lummis 73%
Dan Lungren 52%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Don Manzullo 77%
Jim Matheson 42%
Carolyn McCarthy 11%
Thaddeus McCotter 62%
Jim McDermott 19%
Mike McIntyre 35%
Buck McKeon 53%
John Mica 67%
Mike Michaud 11%
Barbara Mikulski 6%
Candice Miller 59%
Gary Miller 73%
George Miller 16%
Jeff Miller 93%
Brad Miller 11%
Jim Moran, Jr. 15%
Sue Myrick 67%
Ben Nelson 20%
Randy Neugebauer 87%
Rich Nugent 71%
Alan Nunnelee 71%
John Olver 15%
Bill Owens 16%
Ed Pastor 12%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 12%
Tom Petri 61%
Joe Pitts 73%
Todd Platts 45%
Mike Pompeo 85%
Mark Pryor 14%
Ben Quayle 93%
Nick Rahall II 16%
Charlie Rangel 15%
Denny Rehberg 53%
Harry Reid 4%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Reid Ribble 77%
Laura Richardson 13%
Scott Rigell 70%
David Rivera 46%
Jay Rockefeller IV 3%
Mike Rogers 54%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 12%
Jon Runyan 43%
Loretta Sanchez 12%
Bobby Schilling 56%
Jean Schmidt 73%
Aaron Schock 49%
Allyson Schwartz 12%
Heath Shuler 18%
Olympia Snowe 35%
Steve Southerland 84%
Pete Stark 19%
Cliff Stearns 81%
Marlin Stutzman 90%
John Sullivan 68%
Betty Sutton 13%
Lee Terry 61%
John Tierney 13%
Ed Towns 11%
Bob Turner 45%
Mark Udall 9%
David Vitter 83%
Joe Walsh 93%
Mel Watt 13%
Henry Waxman 18%
Jim Webb, Jr. 10%
Allen West 70%
Lynn Westmoreland 88%
Ed Whitfield 51%
Frank Wolf 54%
Lynn Woolsey 19%
Bill Young 57%

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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