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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 12%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
John Adler 62%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 75%
Rob Andrews 25%
Michael Arcuri 62%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 12%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 16%
Evan Bayh 41%
Melissa Bean 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 12%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 12%
Judy Biggert 87%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
John Boccieri 62%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 12%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 16%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 37%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Scott Brown 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Roland Burris 8%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 12%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
Joseph Cao 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 37%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 87%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 16%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
Mike Castle 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 87%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 87%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 12%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 25%
Kent Conrad 16%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 25%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
Mark Critz 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 50%
Artur Davis 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 87%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 12%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 12%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
Charles Djou 12%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 87%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 12%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 75%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 62%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 37%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 25%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 62%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%

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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