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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2014 Positions (Jan. 9, 2014)

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 28%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 21%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 72%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 24%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 49%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 61%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 12%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 16%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 6%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 63%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 68%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 67%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 82%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 57%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 46%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 36%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 68%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 6%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 58%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 57%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 68%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 13 George Holding Republican 85%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 44%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 6%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 38%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 64%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 58%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 62%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 9%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 57%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 46%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 48%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 49%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 42%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 12%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 62%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 9%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 71%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 16%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 56%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 61%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 34%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 18 Sean Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 48%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 44%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 51%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 57%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 58%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 24%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 58%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 14 David Joyce Republican 46%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 56%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 66%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 79%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 94%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 62%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 41%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 6%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 6%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 12%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 16%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 11%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 53%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 49%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 42%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 32%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 66%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 42%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 52%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 3%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 24%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 74%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 7 Tom Rice Republican 73%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 65%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 56%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 46%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 44%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 66%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 72%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 78%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 65%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 17%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 86%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 81%

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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