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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Peace Action West

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
John Olver 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Leonard Boswell 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Barney Frank 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90%
John Hall 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
Dave Obey 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
Ed Towns 90%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
Mel Watt 90%
David Wu 90%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Brian Baird 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Jane Harman 80%
Paul Hodes 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
Laura Richardson 80%
Steve Rothman 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 80%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
Betty Sutton 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 70%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Bart Gordon 70%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 70%
Thomas Holden 70%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 70%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 70%
Ron Klein 70%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 70%
Brad Miller 70%
Harry Mitchell 70%
Patrick Murphy 70%
Earl Pomeroy 70%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 70%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 70%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 70%
Heath Shuler 70%
Ike Skelton 70%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 70%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Russ Carnahan 67%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
Ron Paul 67%
Michael Arcuri 60%
Max Baucus 60%
Shelley Berkley 60%

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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