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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 86%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 14%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 29%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 14%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 43%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 29%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
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 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 43%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 26%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 71%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 29%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 57%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 57%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 57%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 6%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 16%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 63%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 95%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 47%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 32%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 74%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 32%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 93%

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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