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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 95%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 74%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 28%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 52%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 4%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 65%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 4%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 32%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 4%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 13%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 4%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 94%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 45%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
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 88%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
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 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 21%
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 13%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 21%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 79%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 29%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 13%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 54%
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 46%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 96%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 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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