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Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 27%
Sandy Adams 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 68%
Rob Andrews 18%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Charlie Bass 95%
Max Baucus 0%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 45%
Howard Berman 23%
Judy Biggert 94%
Brian Bilbray 95%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 74%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Scott Brown 63%
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Jean Carnahan 23%
Russ Carnahan 23%
Ben Chandler III 73%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 15%
Chip Cravaack 100%
Mark Critz 41%
Geoff Davis 100%
James DeMint 88%
Norm Dicks 32%
Robert Dold 86%
David Dreier 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
Frank Guinta 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Nan Hayworth 95%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Kathy Hochul 31%
Thomas Holden 41%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 55%
Larry Kissell 82%
Herb Kohl 25%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Jeff Landry 100%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Brad Miller 27%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 38%
John Olver 0%
Ron Paul 5%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 100%
Ben Quayle 100%
Denny Rehberg 91%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Laura Richardson 23%
David Rivera 100%
Mike Ross 81%
Steve Rothman 23%
Bobby Schilling 95%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Heath Shuler 68%
E.G. Shuster 100%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 14%
Ed Towns 0%
Bob Turner 100%
Joe Walsh 95%
Mel Watt 9%
Jim Webb, Jr. 14%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Allen West 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 21%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 27%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 14%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 18%
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 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 41%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 73%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 33%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 32%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 8%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 36%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 14%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 23%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 19%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 9%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 9%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 38%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee 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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