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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 83%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 30%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 70%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 90%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 60%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 90%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 40%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 70%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%

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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