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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Public Interest Research Group

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 5%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 59%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 95%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 95%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 64%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 9%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 41%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 77%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 41%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 68%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 9%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 82%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 82%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 41%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 86%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 41%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 68%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 5%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 68%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 45%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 68%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%

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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