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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%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 88%
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 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
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 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40%
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%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
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%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy 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 17 Tom Rooney Republican 80%
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%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 86%
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%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
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 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 20%
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%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
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. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
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%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 90%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
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%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
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 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
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%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 20%
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 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
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 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
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 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80%
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%
OK Governor Mary Fallin 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 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 86%
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. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson 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 21 Lamar Smith Republican 60%
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 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions 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 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
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 McMorris Rodgers Republican 20%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
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%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
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%

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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