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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
Max Baucus 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 0%
Barbara Boxer 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
John Dingell 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Donna Edwards 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
Tom Harkin 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Mike Honda 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
Timothy Johnson 0%
John Kerry 0%
Mark Kirk 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
Jim McDermott 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
George Miller 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
John Olver 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
Ed Pastor 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
Harry Reid 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
Pete Stark 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Mark Udall 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 8%
Rob Andrews 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
Mark Begich 8%
Howard Berman 8%
Corrine Brown 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 8%
Hansen Clarke 8%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
Howard Coble 8%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 8%
Kent Conrad 8%
Jerry Costello 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
Norm Dicks 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
Barney Frank 8%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 8%
Kay Hagan 8%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 8%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 8%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 8%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 8%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
Tim Johnson 8%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 8%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 8%
Dale Kildee 8%
Herb Kohl 8%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
Robert Matsui 8%
Sue Myrick 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
Charlie Rangel 8%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
Laura Richardson 8%
Steve Rothman 8%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
Allyson Schwartz 8%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
Mel Watt 8%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 8%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 8%
Gary Ackerman 42%
Michele Bachmann 42%
Tim Bishop 42%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 42%
Bruce Braley 42%
Lois Capps 42%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 42%
Mark Critz 42%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 42%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 42%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 42%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 42%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 42%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 42%
Thomas Holden 42%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 42%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 42%

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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