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Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2017-2018 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 52%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 21%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Doug Jones Democratic 42%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 3%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 79%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 4%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 4%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Jeff Flake Republican 24%
AZ U.S. House 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 68%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 29%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 26%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 64%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 73%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Kamala Harris Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Ro Khanna Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Jimmy Panetta Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 24 Salud Carbajal Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Jimmy Gomez Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 44 Nanette Barragán Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 71%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 21%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 73%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 77%
DE U.S. House At-Large Lisa Blunt Rochester Democratic 79%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 1 Matt Gaetz Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 2 Neal Dunn Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 4 John Rutherford Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 5 Al Lawson, Jr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 Stephanie Murphy Democratic 64%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 9 Darren Soto Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 10 Val Demings Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 13 Charlie Crist, Jr. Democratic 69%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 18 Brian Mast Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 19 Francis Rooney Republican 4%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 24%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 6%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 3 Drew Ferguson Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 6 Karen Handel Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 4%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 3%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 7%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 77%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 85%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 18%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 10%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 14%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 79%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 7%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 14%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 21%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 4%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 82%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 46%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 8 Raja Krishnamoorthi Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 4%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 4%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 4%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 7%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 52%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 86%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 3 Jim Banks Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 15%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 9 Trey Hollingsworth Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KS U.S. House 1 Roger Marshall Republican 4%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 7%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 18%
KS U.S. House 4 Ron Estes Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 5%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 45%
KY U.S. House 1 James Comer, Jr. Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 4%

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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