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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Progressive Punch

2013-2014 Overall Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 89%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 79%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 26%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 98%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 99%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 94%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 94%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 99%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 99%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 95%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 99%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 99%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 3%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 2%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 1%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 28%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 7%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 84%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 1%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 4%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 90%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 98%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 99%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 99%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 54%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 91%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 97%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 98%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 87%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 14%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 89%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 85%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 12%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 88%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 11%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 5%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 94%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 18%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 98%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 99%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 99%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 99%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 2%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 4%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 96%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 96%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 6%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 98%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 17%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 4%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 2%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 18%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 4%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 91%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 98%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 98%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 98%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 99%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 2%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 99%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 98%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 74%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 1%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 1%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 86%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 4%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 4%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 3%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 3%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 81%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 98%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 4%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 2%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 1%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 96%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 4%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 4%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 90%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%

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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