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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 8%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 16%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 16%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 8%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
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 0%
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%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 16%
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 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 8%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 83%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 12%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 16%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
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 16%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 16%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 16%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 8%
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 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
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 100%
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 100%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 62%
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 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
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 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
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 0%
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 12%
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 12%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
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 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 12%
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 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 87%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
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 62%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 87%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 12%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 12%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 87%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%

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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