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Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 68%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 36%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 59%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 7%
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 21%
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 45 John Campbell III Republican 91%
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. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 48%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 28%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
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%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 85%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 96%
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 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 19%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 89%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 35%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 96%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 38%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
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%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 19%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
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. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
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. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
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 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 28%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60%
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 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. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
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. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
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 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. 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. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 52%

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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