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Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2012 Positions on Arab-American Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 9%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
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 4%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 4%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 26%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 4%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 22%
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 22%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 6%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 4%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 17%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 13%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 9%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 4%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 4%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 31%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 4%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 4%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 4%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
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 9%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 9%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 26%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 6%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 13%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 4%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 4%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 6%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 26%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 4%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 19%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 4%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 6%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 13%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 4%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 17%
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 6%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 6%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 19%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 4%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 9%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 9%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 4%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 4%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 4%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 19%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 9%

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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