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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 13%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 10%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 10%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 38%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 10%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 30%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 38%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 30%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 10%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 30%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 20%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%

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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