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

2011-2012 Liberal Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 60%
Sandy Adams 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 2%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 2%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Jason Altmire 28%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 35%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
Rob Andrews 58%
Steve Austria 2%
Kelly Ayotte 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Michele Bachmann 5%
Spencer Bachus 2%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 77%
Ron Barber 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 2%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
Charlie Bass 23%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 67%
Max Baucus 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 72%
Mark Begich 56%
Dan Benishek 7%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 63%
Rick Berg 5%
Shelley Berkley 51%
Howard Berman 65%
Judy Biggert 12%
Brian Bilbray 5%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 5%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 7%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
Tim Bishop 60%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 2%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 77%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 56%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
John Boehner 2%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 2%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 16%
Leonard Boswell 49%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 7%
Barbara Boxer 63%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 63%
Bruce Braley 65%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 5%
Paul Broun 12%
Corrine Brown 51%
Scott Brown 19%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 5%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 7%
Ann Marie Buerkle 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 53%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 2%
Dave Camp 9%
John Campbell III 35%
Francisco Canseco 2%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 69%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 12%
Lois Capps 72%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 49%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 56%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 56%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 65%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 2%
Jason Chaffetz 14%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 33%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 72%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 65%
Hansen Clarke 67%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 65%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 74%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 56%
Dan Coats 0%
Howard Coble 14%
Thomas Coburn 6%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 74%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 7%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 53%
Kent Conrad 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 81%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 63%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 49%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 30%
Jerry Costello 44%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 58%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
Chip Cravaack 2%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 5%
Ander Crenshaw 2%
Mark Critz 26%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 72%
Geoff Davis 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 56%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 63%
James DeMint 13%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 2%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 53%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 9%
Norm Dicks 49%
John Dingell 53%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63%
Bob Dold 14%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 65%
David Dreier 5%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 35%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
Donna Edwards 72%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 74%
Renee Ellmers 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 58%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 79%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 2%
Sam Farr 77%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
Bob Filner 72%
Stephen Fincher 7%
Mike Fitzpatrick 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 12%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 7%
John Fleming, Jr. 2%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 2%
Randy Forbes 5%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 2%
Barney Frank 81%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 2%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 7%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 65%
Elton Gallegly 2%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 72%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 5%
Scott Garrett 9%
Jim Gerlach 9%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 2%
Chris Gibson 28%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 69%
Phil Gingrey 2%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 12%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 49%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 2%

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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