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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 75%
Sandy Adams 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 38%
Steve Austria 63%
Kelly Ayotte 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Michele Bachmann 63%
Spencer Bachus 63%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 88%
Ron Barber 0%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 63%
Max Baucus 63%
Mark Begich 38%
Dan Benishek 75%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 63%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Tim Bishop 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 75%
Barbara Boxer 38%
Bruce Braley 38%
Paul Broun 50%
Corrine Brown 38%
Scott Brown 88%
Ann Marie Buerkle 63%
Dan Burton 63%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 63%
Francisco Canseco 63%
Eric Cantor 75%
Lois Capps 38%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 38%
John Carney, Jr. 50%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Hansen Clarke 38%
Dan Coats 100%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 38%
Kent Conrad 63%
Jerry Costello 38%
Chip Cravaack 75%
Ander Crenshaw 75%
Mark Critz 38%
Geoff Davis 75%
James DeMint 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
John Dingell 38%
Bob Dold 88%
David Dreier 75%
Donna Edwards 38%
Renee Ellmers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Sam Farr 63%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 50%
Bob Filner 13%
Stephen Fincher 50%
Mike Fitzpatrick 75%
John Fleming, Jr. 50%
Randy Forbes 63%
Barney Frank 38%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Scott Garrett 50%
Jim Gerlach 75%
Chris Gibson 75%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Michael Grimm 75%
Frank Guinta 63%
Kay Hagan 38%
Janice Hahn 38%
Ralph Hall 50%
Richard Hanna 63%
Tom Harkin 25%
Doc Hastings 88%
Nan Hayworth 75%
Joe Heck, Jr. 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 63%
Maurice Hinchey 38%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 63%
Thomas Holden 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 38%
Mike Honda 38%
Tim Huelskamp 50%
Robert Hurt 63%
Daniel Inouye 63%
Steve Israel 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
Mike Johanns 63%
Tim Johnson 63%
Timothy Johnson 88%
Dale Kildee 38%
Jack Kingston 50%
Mark Kirk 50%
Larry Kissell 25%
John Kline 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 38%
Jon Kyl 75%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Dick Lugar 100%
Cynthia Lummis 63%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 63%
Don Manzullo 63%
Jim Matheson 63%
Carolyn McCarthy 63%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
Jim McDermott 75%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 75%
John Mica 75%
Mike Michaud 25%
Barbara Mikulski 38%
Candice Miller 75%
Gary Miller 63%
George Miller 63%
Jeff Miller 25%
Brad Miller 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Sue Myrick 63%
Ben Nelson 63%
Randy Neugebauer 50%
Rich Nugent 63%
Alan Nunnelee 50%
John Olver 63%
Bill Owens 63%
Ed Pastor 38%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 25%
Tom Petri 63%
Joe Pitts 63%
Todd Platts 63%
Mark Pryor 63%
Ben Quayle 50%
Nick Rahall II 25%
Charlie Rangel 63%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Harry Reid 25%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Reid Ribble 63%
Laura Richardson 38%
Scott Rigell 63%
David Rivera 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 13%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 63%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jon Runyan 75%
Loretta Sanchez 50%
Bobby Schilling 75%
Jean Schmidt 50%
Aaron Schock 75%
Allyson Schwartz 63%
Heath Shuler 25%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Steve Southerland 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Marlin Stutzman 50%
John Sullivan 50%
Betty Sutton 25%
Lee Terry 75%
John Tierney 38%
Ed Towns 25%
Bob Turner 75%
Mark Udall 63%
David Vitter 50%
Joe Walsh 63%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Allen West 50%
Lynn Westmoreland 50%
Ed Whitfield 75%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
Bill Young 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 38%

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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