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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Progressive Punch

2013-2014 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 85%
Max Baucus 77%
Eric Cantor 2%
Trey Radel 6%
Mel Watt 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 99%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 97%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 91%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 98%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 98%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 94%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 97%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 98%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 87%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 91%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 84%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 96%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 96%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 91%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 89%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 84%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 99%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 96%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 87%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 92%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 87%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 84%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 73%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 79%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 84%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 92%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 87%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 74%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 85%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 97%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 97%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 85%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 99%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 74%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 91%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 76%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 93%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 97%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 86%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 98%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%

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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