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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Peace Action West

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 92%
Ron Paul 92%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 91%
Donald Payne 91%
Pete Stark 91%
Russ Feingold 90%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 89%
Bob Filner 85%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83%
Diane Watson 83%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 82%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Ted Kaufman 80%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 80%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 80%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 78%
Kent Conrad 78%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 78%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 77%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
John Olver 75%
Ed Towns 75%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 73%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 73%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 73%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 70%
Roland Burris 70%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 70%
Bill Delahunt 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 70%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 70%
Frank Lautenberg 70%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 70%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 70%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 70%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 70%
Jim Webb, Jr. 70%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 70%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 69%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 69%
Barney Frank 69%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 69%
Eric Massa 69%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 69%
Jim Oberstar 69%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 69%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 69%
Mel Watt 69%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
Dave Obey 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 67%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 67%
Steve Kagen 64%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 64%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 63%
Arlen Specter 63%
Jerry Costello 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 62%
Phil Hare 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 62%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 62%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 62%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 62%
Laura Richardson 62%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 62%
Robert Wexler 62%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Max Baucus 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 60%
Chris Dodd 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
Daniel Inouye 60%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
Brian Baird 58%
Shelley Berkley 58%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 58%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 58%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 58%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 58%
Jack Murtha 58%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 58%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 58%
David Wu 58%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 56%
Rick Boucher 55%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 55%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 55%
Joe Baca, Sr. 54%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 54%
Leonard Boswell 54%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 54%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 54%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 54%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 54%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 54%
Steve Driehaus 54%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 54%
Charlie Gonzalez 54%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 54%
Paul Kanjorski 54%
Mary Jo Kilroy 54%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 54%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 54%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 54%
Tom Perriello 54%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 54%
Ciro Rodriguez 54%
Steve Rothman 54%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 54%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 54%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 54%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 54%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 54%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 54%
Betty Sutton 54%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 54%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 54%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 54%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 54%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 54%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 54%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%

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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