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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%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 38%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 13%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 38%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 13%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 13%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 13%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 0%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 0%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 38%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 13%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 13%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 13%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 25%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 13%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%

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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