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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Mark Begich 38%
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%
Bruce Braley 38%
Paul Broun 50%
Scott Brown 88%
Ann Marie Buerkle 63%
Dan Burton 63%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 63%
Francisco Canseco 63%
Eric Cantor 75%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 38%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Hansen Clarke 38%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 38%
Kent Conrad 63%
Jerry Costello 38%
Chip Cravaack 75%
Mark Critz 38%
Geoff Davis 75%
James DeMint 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
John Dingell 38%
David Dreier 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Bob Filner 13%
Barney Frank 38%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Jim Gerlach 75%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Michael Grimm 75%
Kay Hagan 38%
Ralph Hall 50%
Colleen Hanabusa 50%
Tom Harkin 25%
Doc Hastings 88%
Nan Hayworth 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 63%
Maurice Hinchey 38%
Thomas Holden 38%
Rush Holt, Jr. 38%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Daniel Inouye 63%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
Mike Johanns 63%
Tim Johnson 63%
Timothy Johnson 88%
Dale Kildee 38%
Jack Kingston 50%
Larry Kissell 25%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 38%
Jon Kyl 75%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Jeff Landry 50%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 50%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 63%
Don Manzullo 63%
Jim Matheson 63%
Carolyn McCarthy 63%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 75%
Mike Michaud 25%
Gary Miller 63%
George Miller 63%
Brad Miller 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Sue Myrick 63%
Ben Nelson 63%
John Olver 63%
Bill Owens 63%
Ed Pastor 38%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 25%
Tom Petri 63%
Todd Platts 63%
Mark Pryor 63%
Ben Quayle 50%
Nick Rahall II 25%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Laura Richardson 38%
David Rivera 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 13%
Mike Rogers 75%
Mike Ross 63%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jon Runyan 75%
Bobby Schilling 75%
Jean Schmidt 50%
Allyson Schwartz 63%
José Serrano 38%
Heath Shuler 25%
Olympia Snowe 63%
Steve Southerland 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
John Sullivan 50%
Betty Sutton 25%
Lee Terry 75%
John Tierney 38%
Ed Towns 25%
Bob Turner 75%
Mark Udall 63%
Joe Walsh 63%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 50%
Jim Webb, Jr. 88%
Allen West 50%
Frank Wolf 75%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
Bill Young 50%

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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