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

2011-2012 Conservative Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 21%
Sandy Adams 74%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 77%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 63%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Jason Altmire 51%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 40%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 17%
Rob Andrews 23%
Steve Austria 77%
Kelly Ayotte 69%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Michele Bachmann 70%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 63%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
Ron Barber 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 79%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 81%
John Barrow 47%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 72%
Charlie Bass 51%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 6%
Max Baucus 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
Mark Begich 19%
Dan Benishek 77%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 19%
Rick Berg 74%
Shelley Berkley 23%
Howard Berman 17%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 74%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 77%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 81%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
Tim Bishop 19%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 81%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 6%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 75%
John Boehner 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 2%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 77%
Mary Bono Mack 70%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 81%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 77%
Barbara Boxer 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 77%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
Bruce Braley 6%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 81%
Paul Broun 77%
Corrine Brown 23%
Scott Brown 44%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 72%
Ann Marie Buerkle 72%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 72%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 69%
Dan Burton 79%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
Dave Camp 68%
John Campbell III 43%
Francisco Canseco 79%
Eric Cantor 68%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 66%
Lois Capps 15%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 23%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 21%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 19%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 81%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 19%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 77%
Jason Chaffetz 72%
Saxby Chambliss 75%
Ben Chandler III 43%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 9%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 15%
Hansen Clarke 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 2%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 4%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
Dan Coats 75%
Howard Coble 60%
Thomas Coburn 63%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 69%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 87%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 30%
Kent Conrad 19%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 6%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 28%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 56%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 45%
Jerry Costello 21%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 63%
Chip Cravaack 79%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 81%
Ander Crenshaw 72%
Mark Critz 53%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 64%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
Geoff Davis 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
James DeMint 44%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
Norm Dicks 26%
John Dingell 19%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
Bob Dold 57%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 51%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
David Dreier 72%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 66%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 81%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 51%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 6%
Donna Edwards 6%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 2%
Renee Ellmers 77%
Jo Ann Emerson 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 19%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 72%
Sam Farr 6%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 19%
Bob Filner 4%
Stephen Fincher 70%
Mike Fitzpatrick 51%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 64%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 70%
John Fleming, Jr. 87%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 79%
Randy Forbes 85%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 68%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 79%
Barney Frank 4%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 6%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 11%
Elton Gallegly 72%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 74%
Scott Garrett 72%
Jim Gerlach 68%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 83%
Chris Gibson 47%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 19%
Phil Gingrey 79%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 77%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 77%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 70%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 72%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 69%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 68%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 28%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 79%

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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