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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2015-2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 64%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 52%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 76%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 5%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 5%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 5%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 5%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 35%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 17%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 64%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 88%
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 94%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 94%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 58%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 94%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 76%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 76%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 94%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 11%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 5%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 82%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 88%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 17%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 29%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 5%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 76%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 5%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 35%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 23%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 41%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 11%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 88%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 35%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 17%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 5%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 11%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes 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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