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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 13%
Gary Ackerman 25%
John Adler 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Jason Altmire 13%
Rob Andrews 13%
Michael Arcuri 25%
Steve Austria 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 13%
Mark Begich 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 13%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
Tim Bishop 25%
John Boccieri 25%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
Dan Boren 13%
Leonard Boswell 13%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
Bruce Braley 13%
Bobby Bright 25%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
Jim Bunning 17%
Roland Burris 17%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 13%
Joseph Cao 13%
Dennis Cardoza 13%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Christopher Carney 13%
Mike Castle 13%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Travis Childers 25%
Howard Coble 25%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jerry Costello 13%
Kathy Dahlkemper 13%
Artur Davis 13%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 13%
Bill Delahunt 25%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 13%
John Dingell 13%
Chris Dodd 17%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 13%
Steve Driehaus 13%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Brad Ellsworth 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 13%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 13%
Barney Frank 13%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 13%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Bart Gordon 38%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 13%
Kay Hagan 0%
John Hall 25%
Ralph Hall 13%
Debbie Halvorson 13%
Phil Hare 13%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 38%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 13%
Maurice Hinchey 38%
Paul Hodes 25%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 13%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
Mike Johanns 0%
Tim Johnson 25%
Timothy Johnson 17%
Steve Kagen 13%
Paul Kanjorski 13%
Ted Kaufman 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Patrick Kennedy 13%
Dale Kildee 13%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Mary Jo Kilroy 13%
Jack Kingston 0%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 13%
Ron Klein 13%
Herb Kohl 17%
Suzanne Kosmas 13%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 25%
Dennis Kucinich 38%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Latham 25%
Steve LaTourette 13%
Frank Lautenberg 33%
Chris Lee 13%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 17%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 17%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Dan Maffei 25%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 25%
Jim Marshall 25%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Eric Massa 25%
Jim Matheson 13%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 13%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 13%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 13%
Mike Michaud 38%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 13%
Brad Miller 13%
Walt Minnick 25%
Harry Mitchell 25%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 38%
Patrick Murphy 13%
Scott Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 17%
Glenn Nye III 13%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 13%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Ed Pastor 13%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 25%
Tom Perriello 13%
Tom Petri 13%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 13%
Mark Pryor 0%
George Radanovich 13%
Nick Rahall II 25%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Laura Richardson 13%
Jay Rockefeller IV 33%
Ciro Rodriguez 13%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 25%
John Salazar 13%
Mark Schauer 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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