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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 71%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 62%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller 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 42%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman 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 85%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 57%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 71%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 14%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 37%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin 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 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 37%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 14%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
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 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 28%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 85%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
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 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 85%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 57%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 28%

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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