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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Peace Action West

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
Pete Stark 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
Barney Frank 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 86%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 86%
Ed Towns 85%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 81%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 81%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 81%
Donald Payne 81%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 78%
John Olver 78%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 78%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 78%
Max Baucus 77%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 77%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 77%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 77%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 77%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 77%
Frank Lautenberg 77%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 77%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 77%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 77%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 77%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 77%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 76%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 75%
Hansen Clarke 73%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 73%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 72%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
Mel Watt 72%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
Bob Filner 70%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
Laura Richardson 69%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 69%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 69%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 66%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 66%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 66%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 66%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 66%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 66%
David Wu 66%
Jerry Costello 65%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 65%
Tim Johnson 65%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 65%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 64%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 62%
Jim Webb, Jr. 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 61%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 59%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 57%
Leonard Boswell 56%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 56%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 56%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 56%
Kent Conrad 55%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 55%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 55%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 55%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 54%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 52%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 52%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 52%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 52%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 52%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 52%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 50%
Herb Kohl 50%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 47%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 47%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 47%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 47%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 45%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 45%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 44%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 44%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 44%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 44%
Howard Berman 43%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 43%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 43%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 43%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 43%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 43%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 43%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 42%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Jane Harman 40%
Charlie Bass 39%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 39%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 39%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 39%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 39%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 39%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 39%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 39%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 39%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 39%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 39%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 39%

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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