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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
Gary Ackerman 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 30%
Jason Altmire 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 30%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 10%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 13%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 10%
Dan Boren 20%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Nancy Boyda 10%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 30%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 10%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Christopher Carney 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
Julia Carson 10%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 13%
Mike Castle 10%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
Norm Coleman 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 10%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
Jerry Costello 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
Barbara Cubin 10%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 30%
Artur Davis 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
Thomas Davis III 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
Bill Delahunt 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 10%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 10%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 10%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 40%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
Brad Ellsworth 10%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 38%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 10%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 10%
Elton Gallegly 10%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
Judd Gregg 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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