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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2012 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 19%
Sandy Adams 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 5%
Todd Akin 87%
Rodney Alexander 57%
Jason Altmire 23%
Rob Andrews 19%
Steve Austria 68%
Kelly Ayotte 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 59%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 55%
Ron Barber 21%
John Barrow 51%
Roscoe Bartlett 70%
Charlie Bass 44%
Max Baucus 12%
Mark Begich 8%
Dan Benishek 64%
Rick Berg 62%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 17%
Judy Biggert 57%
Brian Bilbray 47%
Jeff Bingaman 9%
Tim Bishop 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 54%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Dan Boren 54%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 78%
Barbara Boxer 5%
Bruce Braley 17%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 17%
Scott Brown 42%
Ann Marie Buerkle 79%
Dan Burton 86%
Dave Camp 64%
John Campbell III 87%
Francisco Canseco 79%
Eric Cantor 66%
Lois Capps 16%
Dennis Cardoza 9%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Saxby Chambliss 68%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Hansen Clarke 11%
Dan Coats 79%
Howard Coble 74%
Thomas Coburn 87%
Kent Conrad 3%
Jerry Costello 19%
Chip Cravaack 60%
Ander Crenshaw 59%
Mark Critz 31%
Geoff Davis 59%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 18%
John Dingell 12%
Bob Dold 38%
David Dreier 60%
Donna Edwards 14%
Renee Ellmers 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 59%
Sam Farr 16%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 19%
Bob Filner 0%
Stephen Fincher 89%
Mike Fitzpatrick 58%
John Fleming, Jr. 89%
Randy Forbes 69%
Barney Frank 21%
Elton Gallegly 55%
Scott Garrett 93%
Jim Gerlach 54%
Chris Gibson 50%
Phil Gingrey 89%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Michael Grimm 59%
Frank Guinta 73%
Kay Hagan 16%
Janice Hahn 12%
Ralph Hall 81%
Richard Hanna 63%
Tom Harkin 11%
Doc Hastings 61%
Nan Hayworth 52%
Joe Heck, Jr. 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 16%
Thomas Holden 8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 9%
Mike Honda 18%
Tim Huelskamp 100%
Duncan Hunter 77%
Robert Hurt 73%
Daniel Inouye 5%
Steve Israel 19%
Mike Johanns 53%
Timothy Johnson 9%
Tim Johnson 66%
John Kerry 9%
Dale Kildee 8%
Jack Kingston 85%
Larry Kissell 52%
John Kline 74%
Herb Kohl 17%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
Jon Kyl 82%
Mary Landrieu 16%
Tom Latham 55%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
Carl Levin 3%
Jerry Lewis 62%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Dick Lugar 52%
Cynthia Lummis 86%
Dan Lungren 60%
Connie Mack IV 86%
Don Manzullo 73%
Jim Matheson 68%
Robert Matsui 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 17%
Jim McDermott 20%
Mike McIntyre 63%
Buck McKeon 60%
John Mica 77%
Mike Michaud 16%
Barbara Mikulski 5%
Candice Miller 63%
Gary Miller 71%
George Miller 13%
Jeff Miller 79%
Brad Miller 17%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Sue Myrick 77%
Ben Nelson 16%
Randy Neugebauer 94%
Rich Nugent 68%
Alan Nunnelee 78%
John Olver 15%
Bill Owens 45%
Ed Pastor 15%
Ron Paul 92%
Tom Petri 74%
Joe Pitts 71%
Todd Platts 55%
Mike Pompeo 89%
Mark Pryor 28%
Ben Quayle 96%
Nick Rahall II 21%
Charlie Rangel 14%
Denny Rehberg 61%
Harry Reid 9%
Silvestre Reyes 14%
Reid Ribble 74%
Laura Richardson 17%
Scott Rigell 77%
David Rivera 63%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 57%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 12%
Jon Runyan 54%
Loretta Sanchez 19%
Bobby Schilling 67%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Aaron Schock 56%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
Heath Shuler 25%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 70%
Pete Stark 13%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Marlin Stutzman 88%
John Sullivan 77%
Betty Sutton 11%
Lee Terry 64%
John Tierney 13%
Ed Towns 13%
Bob Turner 58%
Mark Udall 13%
David Vitter 76%
Joe Walsh 94%
Mel Watt 14%
Henry Waxman 15%
Jim Webb, Jr. 22%
Allen West 75%
Lynn Westmoreland 87%
Ed Whitfield 64%
Frank Wolf 59%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
Bill Young 55%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 14%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 18%

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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