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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 13%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
John Adler 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Jason Altmire 13%
Rob Andrews 13%
Michael Arcuri 25%
Steve Austria 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
Brian Baird 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 17%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 13%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 13%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
John Boccieri 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Dan Boren 13%
Leonard Boswell 13%
Rick Boucher 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 13%
Bobby Bright 25%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 13%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 13%
Jim Bunning 17%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Roland Burris 17%
Dan Burton 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
Joseph Cao 13%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 13%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Christopher Carney 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
Mike Castle 13%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Travis Childers 25%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 38%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 25%
Kent Conrad 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 13%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
Jerry Costello 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
Norm Dicks 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 13%
Chris Dodd 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 13%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
David Dreier 13%
Steve Driehaus 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 13%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 25%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
Brad Ellsworth 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
Bob Etheridge 13%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
Bob Filner 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 13%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 13%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
Bart Gordon 38%
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 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 13%

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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