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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Steve Austria 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
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%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
Bobby Bright 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
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%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
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%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
David Dreier 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
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%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
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%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Chris Lee 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Todd Platts 100%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
Bob Bennett 91%
John Ensign 91%
Judd Gregg 91%
Kay Hutchison 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 87%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 87%
Judy Biggert 87%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 87%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
Travis Childers 87%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87%
Artur Davis 87%
Geoff Davis 87%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 87%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 87%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 87%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 87%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 87%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 87%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 87%
John Linder 87%
Jim Marshall 87%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 87%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 87%
George Radanovich 87%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 87%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 87%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 87%
John Shadegg 87%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 87%
Mark Souder 87%
Zack Space 87%

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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