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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 96%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 28%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 28%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 15%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 24%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 44%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 96%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 16%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 23%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 81%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 27%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 76%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 93%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 56%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 48%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 26%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 93%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 52%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 74%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 88%

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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