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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Sandy Adams 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Jason Altmire 30%
Rob Andrews 10%
Steve Austria 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 60%
Max Baucus 0%
Rick Berg 90%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 10%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 80%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Scott Brown 42%
Ann Marie Buerkle 90%
Dan Burton 100%
Francisco Canseco 90%
Eric Cantor 80%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Hansen Clarke 10%
Kent Conrad 14%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 90%
Mark Critz 50%
Geoff Davis 90%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
Robert Dold 40%
David Dreier 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
John Ensign 57%
Bob Filner 10%
Barney Frank 10%
Elton Gallegly 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Frank Guinta 90%
Jane Harman 0%
Nan Hayworth 70%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
Kathy Hochul 0%
Thomas Holden 40%
Kay Hutchison 57%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Tim Johnson 90%
Dale Kildee 20%
Larry Kissell 20%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
Jon Kyl 71%
Jeff Landry 100%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 100%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Dick Lugar 71%
Dan Lungren 90%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Brad Miller 0%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 14%
John Olver 10%
Ron Paul 90%
Donald Payne 10%
Todd Platts 80%
Ben Quayle 80%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Laura Richardson 10%
David Rivera 90%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 0%
Bobby Schilling 90%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Heath Shuler 50%
Olympia Snowe 42%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
John Sullivan 90%
Betty Sutton 10%
Ed Towns 10%
Joe Walsh 100%
Mel Watt 10%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Allen West 100%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%

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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