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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 77%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 11%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 87%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 66%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 77%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 66%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 66%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 66%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 55%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 55%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 66%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 77%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 11%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 25%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 66%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 66%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 55%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 44%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 25%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 77%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 66%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 44%
Joe Biden, Jr. 50%
Judy Biggert 55%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Rod Blagojevich 66%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 66%
Leonard Boswell 77%
Rick Boucher 100%
Barbara Boxer 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66%
Bob Brady 88%
John Breaux 50%
Corrine Brown 77%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Sam Brownback 25%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
Conrad Burns 50%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 11%
Ben Campbell 25%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 75%
Mike Capuano 100%
Jean Carnahan 25%
Brad Carson 77%
Julia Carson 88%
Mike Castle 44%
Lincoln Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 50%
Robert Clement 44%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Howard Coble 0%
Thad Cochran 0%
Michael Collins 11%
Larry Combest 11%
Gary Condit 66%
Kent Conrad 25%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 44%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 25%

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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