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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 5%
Sandy Adams 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 71%
Rodney Alexander 64%
Jason Altmire 18%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 95%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 82%
Rob Andrews 0%
Steve Austria 86%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 77%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 62%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
Charlie Bass 59%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 5%
Max Baucus 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 77%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 14%
Rick Berg 77%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 82%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 67%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 68%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 83%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 14%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 82%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 5%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Scott Brown 43%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 86%
Ann Marie Buerkle 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Dan Burton 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
Francisco Canseco 77%
Eric Cantor 73%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 5%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 77%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 11%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 74%
Ben Chandler III 18%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 5%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 5%
Hansen Clarke 9%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 69%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
Kent Conrad 3%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 18%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 94%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 9%
Jerry Costello 14%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
Chip Cravaack 73%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 64%
Mark Critz 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
David Curson 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 9%
Geoff Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 0%
James DeMint 97%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 55%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
Norm Dicks 5%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
Robert Dold 59%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 9%
David Dreier 64%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 82%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
Bob Filner 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 64%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 82%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 77%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 73%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 64%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 95%
Barney Frank 9%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 6%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 14%
Elton Gallegly 73%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 64%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 77%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
Henry Gonzalez 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 95%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 5%

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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