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Special Interest Groups

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

2009 Progressive Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 45%
John Adler 38%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 68%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 48%
Michael Arcuri 34%
Steve Austria 7%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 3%
Brian Baird 41%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 31%
Mark Begich 44%
Bob Bennett 12%
Shelley Berkley 41%
Howard Berman 59%
Marion Berry 14%
Judy Biggert 10%
Brian Bilbray 3%
Jeff Bingaman 56%
Tim Bishop 52%
John Boccieri 31%
Kit Bond 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Dan Boren 10%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Bruce Braley 41%
Bobby Bright 3%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 3%
Scott Brown 4%
Ginny Brown-Waite 7%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 56%
Dan Burton 3%
Steve Buyer 3%
Robert Byrd 36%
Dave Camp 3%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 3%
Joseph Cao 7%
Dennis Cardoza 24%
Russ Carnahan 48%
Christopher Carney 21%
Mike Castle 21%
Saxby Chambliss 12%
Ben Chandler III 24%
Travis Childers 14%
William Clay, Sr. 52%
Howard Coble 3%
Thomas Coburn 8%
Kent Conrad 40%
Jerry Costello 34%
Kathy Dahlkemper 24%
Artur Davis 21%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 17%
Bill Delahunt 48%
James DeMint 4%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 34%
John Dingell 31%
Chris Dodd 60%
Byron Dorgan 48%
David Dreier 3%
Steve Driehaus 31%
Chet Edwards 24%
Vern Ehlers 24%
Brad Ellsworth 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
John Ensign 12%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Russ Feingold 80%
Bob Filner 79%
Barney Frank 62%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 38%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
Bart Gordon 24%
Judd Gregg 12%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 10%
Kay Hagan 52%
John Hall 45%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 28%
Phil Hare 55%
Tom Harkin 64%
Jane Harman 55%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 24%
Baron Hill 21%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
Paul Hodes 48%
Pete Hoekstra 3%
Thomas Holden 21%
Rush Holt, Jr. 69%
Kay Hutchison 16%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 7%
Daniel Inouye 52%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 55%
Mike Johanns 4%
Timothy Johnson 44%
Tim Johnson 14%
Steve Kagen 34%
Paul Kanjorski 24%
Ted Kaufman 48%
Patrick Kennedy 55%
Dale Kildee 38%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 45%
Mary Jo Kilroy 41%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 28%
Ron Klein 34%
Herb Kohl 52%
Suzanne Kosmas 24%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 21%
Dennis Kucinich 66%
Jon Kyl 16%
Mary Landrieu 52%
Tom Latham 3%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 64%
Chris Lee 7%
George LeMieux 8%
Carl Levin 64%
Jerry Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 52%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 28%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Dan Maffei 45%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 24%
Jim Marshall 17%
Jim Matheson 21%
Carolyn McCarthy 38%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
Mike McIntyre 28%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McMahon 38%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 48%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 21%
Mike Michaud 48%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 66%
Brad Miller 45%
Walt Minnick 34%
Harry Mitchell 28%
Alan Mollohan 28%
Dennis Moore 45%
Jim Moran, Jr. 66%
Patrick Murphy 38%
Scott Murphy 14%
Jack Murtha 31%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 36%
Glenn Nye III 28%
Jim Oberstar 31%
Dave Obey 24%
John Olver 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 28%
Bill Owens 3%
Ed Pastor 59%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 62%
Tom Perriello 31%
Tom Petri 10%
Todd Platts 17%
Earl Pomeroy 24%
Mark Pryor 40%
George Radanovich 3%
Nick Rahall II 31%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Silvestre Reyes 24%
Laura Richardson 45%
Jay Rockefeller IV 52%
Ciro Rodriguez 28%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 55%
John Salazar 24%
Mark Schauer 31%
Jean Schmidt 7%
Aaron Schock 7%
Allyson Schwartz 41%

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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