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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 32%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 95%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 14%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 100%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 29%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 90%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 19%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 13%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 75%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 100%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 41%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 91%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 14%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 31%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 19%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 86%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 18%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 18%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 82%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 32%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 86%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 45%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 32%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 82%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 95%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 13%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 9%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 73%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 41%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 23%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 32%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 13%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 9%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 86%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 95%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 100%
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%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Ron Barber 40%
John Barrow 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Charlie Bass 95%
Max Baucus 0%
Mark Begich 17%

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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