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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 16%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 63%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 58%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 32%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 16%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 68%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 53%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 47%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 72%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 84%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 79%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 53%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 63%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 21%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 74%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 26%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 16%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 95%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 84%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 21%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 11%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 68%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 16%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 68%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 6%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 16%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 61%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 32%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 84%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 11%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 68%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 74%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 68%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 68%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 37%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 84%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 74%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 68%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 26%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 74%

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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