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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 33%
Max Baucus 13%
Eric Cantor 22%
Kathy Hochul 0%
Trey Radel 11%
Mel Watt 0%
Bill Young 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 44%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 44%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 56%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 22%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 22%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 22%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 11%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 22%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 44%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 22%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 11%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 22%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 13%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 11%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 33%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 11%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 22%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 11%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 44%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 11%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 38%

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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