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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress

2009 Progressive Action Score

Issues: Social , Liberal , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
John Adler 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 24%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 48%
Michael Arcuri 34%
Steve Austria 7%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 3%
Brian Baird 41%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 59%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 16%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 31%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 45%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 44%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 48%
Bob Bennett 12%
Shelley Berkley 41%
Howard Berman 59%
Marion Berry 14%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 3%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 3%
Jeff Bingaman 56%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 28%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 52%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 59%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 3%
John Boccieri 31%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 3%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 17%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 76%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 3%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 45%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 41%
Bobby Bright 3%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 3%
Scott Brown 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 68%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 3%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
Roland Burris 56%
Dan Burton 3%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 31%
Steve Buyer 3%
Robert Byrd 36%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 3%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 64%
Joseph Cao 7%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 59%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 59%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 72%
Dennis Cardoza 24%
Russ Carnahan 48%
Christopher Carney 21%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 60%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 3%
Mike Castle 21%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 45%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 3%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 12%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Travis Childers 14%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 66%
William Clay, Sr. 52%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 45%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 34%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 3%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 8%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 62%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 55%
Kent Conrad 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 52%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 31%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
Jerry Costello 34%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 52%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 3%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 3%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
Kathy Dahlkemper 24%
Artur Davis 21%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 48%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 55%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 48%
Bill Delahunt 48%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 59%
James DeMint 4%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
Norm Dicks 34%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 31%
Chris Dodd 60%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 55%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 21%
Byron Dorgan 48%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 45%
David Dreier 3%
Steve Driehaus 31%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 76%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 62%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 24%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 69%
Brad Ellsworth 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 55%
John Ensign 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 16%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 52%
Bob Etheridge 21%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 72%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 48%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 64%
Bob Filner 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 3%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 34%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 62%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 52%
Elton Gallegly 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 38%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 56%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 3%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 3%
Bart Gordon 24%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 12%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 31%
Judd Gregg 12%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 76%

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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