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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 73%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 68%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 73%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 14%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 97%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 73%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 9%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 91%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 77%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 91%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 6%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 26%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 59%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 64%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 9%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 86%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 95%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Sandy Adams 91%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 64%
Jason Altmire 18%
Rob Andrews 0%
Steve Austria 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 91%
Charlie Bass 59%
Max Baucus 11%
Rick Berg 77%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Judy Biggert 67%
Brian Bilbray 64%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 68%
Mary Bono Mack 68%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Scott Brown 43%
Ann Marie Buerkle 90%
Dan Burton 95%
Francisco Canseco 77%
Eric Cantor 73%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Hansen Clarke 9%
Kent Conrad 3%
Jerry Costello 14%
Chip Cravaack 73%
Mark Critz 18%
David Curson 0%
Geoff Davis 75%
James DeMint 97%
Norm Dicks 5%
Robert Dold 59%
David Dreier 64%
Jo Ann Emerson 68%
John Ensign 75%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 9%
Elton Gallegly 73%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Henry Gonzalez 5%
Frank Guinta 86%
Jane Harman 0%
Nan Hayworth 68%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Maurice Hinchey 6%
Kathy Hochul 17%
Thomas Holden 32%
Kay Hutchison 74%
Daniel Inouye 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 62%
Walter Jones, Sr. 68%
Larry Kissell 14%
Herb Kohl 9%
Dennis Kucinich 19%
Jon Kyl 89%
Jeff Landry 95%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
Chris Lee 67%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 12%
William Lipinski 9%
Dick Lugar 71%
Dan Lungren 64%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 86%
Robert Matsui 5%
Thaddeus McCotter 81%
Brad Miller 9%
Frank Murkowski 69%
Austin Murphy 77%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 23%
John Olver 5%
Major Owens 10%
Ron Paul 85%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 59%
David Pryor 20%
Ben Quayle 100%
Denny Rehberg 64%
Silvestre Reyes 9%
Laura Richardson 9%
David Rivera 77%
Mike Ross 36%
Steve Rothman 5%
Bobby Schilling 77%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Heath Shuler 15%
E.G. Shuster 64%
Olympia Snowe 49%
Pete Stark 15%
Cliff Stearns 91%
John Sullivan 77%
Betty Sutton 9%
Ed Towns 10%
Bob Turner 45%
Joe Walsh 100%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 24%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Allen West 73%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 65%

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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