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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 13%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 13%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 22%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 33%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 22%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 22%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 22%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 56%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 44%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 11%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 22%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 22%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 22%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 33%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 33%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 38%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 22%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 22%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 22%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 33%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 22%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 11%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 22%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 33%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 22%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 44%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 33%

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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