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

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 69%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 86%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 7%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 7%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 86%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 86%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 7%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 69%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 7%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 23%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 36%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 7%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 21%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 8%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 7%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 86%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 17%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 7%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 71%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
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 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 64%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%

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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