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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 22%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 44%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 22%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
SC U.S. House 7 Tom Rice Republican 22%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 44%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 34 Filemon Vela, Jr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 33%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 22%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 22%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 13%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 44%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 22%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 33%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 22%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 11%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 11%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 22%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 44%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 33%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 13%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 11%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 22%
Rob Andrews 33%
Max Baucus 13%
Eric Cantor 22%
Kathy Hochul 0%
Trey Radel 11%
Mel Watt 0%
Bill Young 11%

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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