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Rating Group: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican -2
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican -2
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican -1
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican -1
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican -3
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican -1
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic +5
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican -3
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican -2
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican +1
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis +1
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic +1
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic +3
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic +1
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic +5
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic +3
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic +2
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic +3
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic +4
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican -1
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic +5
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic -1
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic +1
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic +2
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican -1
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican -2
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic +3
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic -1
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican -1
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican +1
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic +3
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic +2
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic -1
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican -3
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic +4
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic +1
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic +1
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic +2
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic +5
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic -2
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican -1
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican -2
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican -2
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic -1
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican -2
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican -2
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican -2
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic +2
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic +1
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican -3
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic -1
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican -3
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican +1
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic +2
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic +3
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican -2
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican -2
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican -1
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican -3
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic +1
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic +3
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican -1
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic +2
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic +1
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic +1
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican -1
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican -2
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic -1
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic +2
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican -3
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican -3
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican -3
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic +2
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican +1
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican -2
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican +2
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican -3
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic +3
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic +5
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic +1
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic +5
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic +3
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic +3
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic -1
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic -1
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic -1
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic +2
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic -2
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic -3
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican -2
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican +1
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican -1
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican -2
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic +5
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic -1
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic +1
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican -2
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic +5
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic +5
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic +2
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic -1
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic +3
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic -1
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican -1
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 1
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican -1
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic -1
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican -1
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican -2
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic -1
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic -2
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic +2
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic +2
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican +3
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic +4
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican -2
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican -2
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican -2
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican -2
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican -1
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican -2
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic -1
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic -1
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic +1
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican -2
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic -2
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican +1
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic +2
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic -2
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican -2
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic +2
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic +2
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic -2
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic -2
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic -1
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic -1
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic -2
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic -1
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican -2
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican -2
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican +1
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic +4
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican -1
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican -2
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican -1
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican -2
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican -2
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican -1
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic +4
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic +5
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic -2
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic +1
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican -2
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican +1
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican -1
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican -1
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0

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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