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Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 88%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 55%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 44%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 44%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 44%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 44%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 54%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 44%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 44%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 44%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 66%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 55%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 66%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 37%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 100%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 88%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 55%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 44%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 44%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 9%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 22%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 22%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 44%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 44%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 44%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 44%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 88%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 22%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 44%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 44%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 66%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 45%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 27%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 9%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 22%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 18%

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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