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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 18%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 78%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Rob Andrews 94%
Kelly Ayotte 28%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Ron Barber 78%
John Barrow 61%
Max Baucus 83%
Mark Begich 94%
Dan Benishek 17%
Kerry Bentivolio 6%
Tim Bishop 94%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 17%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 89%
Paul Broun 17%
Corrine Brown 94%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 7%
Eric Cantor 11%
Lois Capps 100%
Jason Chaffetz 11%
Saxby Chambliss 22%
Dan Coats 11%
Howard Coble 6%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Ander Crenshaw 19%
John Dingell 94%
Donna Edwards 100%
Renee Ellmers 6%
Bill Enyart 83%
Sam Farr 94%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 94%
Stephen Fincher 6%
Mike Fitzpatrick 39%
John Fleming, Jr. 11%
Randy Forbes 17%
Pete Gallego 89%
Joe Garcia 78%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 22%
Chris Gibson 44%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Alan Grayson 100%
Michael Grimm 53%
Kay Hagan 83%
Janice Hahn 94%
Ralph Hall 6%
Richard Hanna 47%
Tom Harkin 94%
Doc Hastings 17%
Joe Heck, Jr. 28%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 94%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Mike Honda 100%
Steven Horsford 100%
Tim Huelskamp 11%
Robert Hurt 17%
Steve Israel 100%
Mike Johanns 6%
Timothy Johnson 94%
Jack Kingston 6%
Mark Kirk 28%
Ann Kirkpatrick 81%
John Kline 22%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Tom Latham 22%
Carl Levin 100%
Cynthia Lummis 6%
Dan Maffei 83%
Jim Matheson 61%
Jim McDermott 94%
Mike McIntyre 56%
Buck McKeon 22%
John Mica 11%
Mike Michaud 89%
Barbara Mikulski 94%
Candice Miller 11%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 94%
Jeff Miller 17%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 78%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 87%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Rich Nugent 17%
Alan Nunnelee 6%
Bill Owens 72%
Ed Pastor 94%
Tom Petri 11%
Joe Pitts 17%
Mike Pompeo 11%
Mark Pryor 83%
Trey Radel 12%
Nick Rahall II 78%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Harry Reid 94%
Reid Ribble 11%
Scott Rigell 22%
Jay Rockefeller IV 94%
Mike Rogers 17%
Jon Runyan 39%
Matt Salmon 17%
Loretta Sanchez 89%
Aaron Schock 22%
Allyson Schwartz 94%
Steve Southerland 6%
Steve Stockman 6%
Marlin Stutzman 11%
Lee Terry 22%
John Tierney 100%
Mark Udall 94%
David Vitter 6%
Mel Watt 94%
Henry Waxman 100%
Lynn Westmoreland 6%
Ed Whitfield 12%
Frank Wolf 28%

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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