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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 63%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 38%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 50%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 63%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 88%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 88%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 63%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 38%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 38%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 63%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 38%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 63%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 38%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 38%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 38%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 38%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 63%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 38%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 38%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 38%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 63%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 88%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 63%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 63%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 38%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 50%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 63%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 13%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 63%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 63%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 38%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 63%
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%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Michele Bachmann 63%
Spencer Bachus 63%
Ron Barber 0%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 63%
Max Baucus 63%
Mark Begich 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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