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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 40%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 40%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 67%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 40%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 40%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 40%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 60%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 40%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 60%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 60%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 20%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 40%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 40%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 60%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 40%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%

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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