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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2014 Positions (Jan. 9, 2014)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 36%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 79%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 16%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 58%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 3%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 3%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 3%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 87%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 57%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 54%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 79%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 70%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 66%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 96%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 3%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 3%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 28%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 3%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 46%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 62%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 6%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 44%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 6%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 56%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 64%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 9%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 57%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 24%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 9%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 71%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 57%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 81%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 6%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 6%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 76%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 65%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 44%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 86%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 60%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 3%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 6%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 6%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 89%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 3%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 16%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 76%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 76%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 32%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 54%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 57%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 81%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 17%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 55%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 58%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 59%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 17%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 74%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 76%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 59%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 16%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 47%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 67%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 82%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 65%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 19%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 72%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 59%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 68%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%

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.

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