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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 30%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 25%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 30%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 84%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 75%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 76%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 75%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 84%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 23%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 15%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 23%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 7%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 84%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 92%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 7%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 7%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 76%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 75%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 84%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 75%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 76%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 23%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 69%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 76%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 7%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 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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