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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 76%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 86%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 86%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 26%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 90%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 80%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 6%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 86%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 98%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 46%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 80%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 6%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 86%
Neil Abercrombie 88%
Gary Ackerman 86%
John Adler 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 98%
Rob Andrews 80%
Michael Arcuri 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 20%
Melissa Bean 80%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Tim Bishop 92%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 84%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 96%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Bob Brady 94%
Bruce Braley 40%
Corrine Brown 66%
Henry Brown, Jr. 66%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 0%
Dave Camp 20%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 94%
Lois Capps 98%
Mike Capuano 90%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 92%
Christopher Carney 86%
Mike Castle 92%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Howard Coble 40%
Michael Coffman 0%

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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