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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NARAL Pro-Choice America

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 5%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 100%
Mark Begich 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 0%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Sam Brownback 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 25%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 0%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Thad Cochran 0%
Kent Conrad 45%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Jerry Costello 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 0%
Artur Davis 25%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Charlie Dent 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 65%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 25%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Trent Franks 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 25%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 10%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Tim Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ted Kaufman 65%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 25%
Ann Kirkpatrick 100%
Larry Kissell 100%

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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