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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 33%
Michele Bachmann 33%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Ron Barber 22%
John Barrow 22%
Max Baucus 13%
Mark Begich 13%
Kerry Bentivolio 33%
Tim Bishop 11%
Bruce Braley 22%
Paul Broun 33%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 33%
Eric Cantor 22%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Howard Coble 33%
Thomas Coburn 13%
John Dingell 11%
Bill Enyart 33%
Pete Gallego 22%
Joe Garcia 11%
Jim Gerlach 22%
Phil Gingrey 11%
Michael Grimm 22%
Kay Hagan 0%
Ralph Hall 22%
Colleen Hanabusa 22%
Tom Harkin 13%
Doc Hastings 33%
Rush Holt, Jr. 44%
Steven Horsford 22%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Jack Kingston 22%
Mary Landrieu 13%
Tom Latham 33%
Carl Levin 13%
Dan Maffei 11%
Jim Matheson 22%
Vance McAllister 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 11%
Mike McIntyre 22%
Buck McKeon 22%
Mike Michaud 33%
Gary Miller 11%
George Miller 11%
Jim Moran, Jr. 33%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 11%
Alan Nunnelee 22%
Bill Owens 22%
Ed Pastor 11%
Tom Petri 33%
Mark Pryor 0%
Trey Radel 11%
Nick Rahall II 22%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Mike Rogers 22%
Jon Runyan 11%
Brad Schneider 22%
Aaron Schock 11%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
Steve Southerland 22%
Steve Stockman 33%
Lee Terry 44%
John Tierney 33%
Mark Udall 25%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 33%
Frank Wolf 22%
Bill Young 11%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
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%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. 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%
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%
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%
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%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 22%
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 Gutiérrez Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 22%
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%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda 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%
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%
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. 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 Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 44%
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%
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%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%

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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