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Special Interest Groups

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

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Pete Stark 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 90%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
Brian Baird 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 80%
Diane Watson 80%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 80%
Robert Byrd 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
Dick Lugar 75%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 70%
Kathy Dahlkemper 70%
Bob Filner 70%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 70%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 70%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 70%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 70%
Tom Perriello 70%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 70%
Vic Snyder 70%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 63%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 63%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 63%
Chris Dodd 63%
Byron Dorgan 63%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 63%
Judd Gregg 63%
Ted Kaufman 63%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 63%
Arlen Specter 63%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 60%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 60%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60%
Mel Watt 60%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
Marion Berry 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Philip English 50%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Russ Feingold 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Betsy Markey 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 50%
William Sali 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
John Warner 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 43%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
Geoff Davis 40%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
Norm Dicks 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
Barney Frank 40%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 40%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Mary Jo Kilroy 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 40%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 40%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 40%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Tanner 40%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 40%
David Wu 40%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 38%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 38%
Jim Bunning 38%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 38%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 38%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 38%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 38%
Kay Hutchison 38%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 38%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 38%
Ben Nelson 38%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 38%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 38%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 38%
Olympia Snowe 38%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 38%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 38%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 38%
George Voinovich 38%
Scott Brown 33%
Scott Murphy 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 30%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 30%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
Vern Ehlers 30%
Bob Etheridge 30%

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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