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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Alliance

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 94%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 68%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 87%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 15%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 9%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 15%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 23%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 5%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 18%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 18%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 84%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 82%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 9%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 9%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 21%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 81%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 84%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 9%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 3%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 41%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 94%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 52%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 47%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 94%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 5%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 82%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 6%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 6%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 76%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 29%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 94%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 6%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 5%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 94%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 76%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 88%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 73%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 5%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 47%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 11%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 52%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 5%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 76%

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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