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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Poker Players Alliance

2007-2008 Positions on Poker Players' Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican A
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican F
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican F
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican F
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican F
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican A
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic A
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic F
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican D
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic B
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic D
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic B
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic D
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican D
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic A
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic B
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic A+
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican D
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic A-
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican D
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic B
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican A-
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican B
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic D
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic A
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis A-
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic D
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican F
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic A
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic A
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic A
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic D
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic A
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic F
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican D
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic D
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic B
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic B
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic F
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican F
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican F
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican D
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic F
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic A-
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic D
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic A
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican F
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic A-
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic A-
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic A
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican F
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic D
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic A
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic D
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic A
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican F
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic A-
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic A-
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic A
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic A
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic D
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic B
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic A-
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic A-
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican B
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic D
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic B
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic D
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic A
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic B
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican F
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic A
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican D
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican F
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic A
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican F
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican F
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic D
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic F
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican F
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican F
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican F
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican A-
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic D
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic B
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican F
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic A-
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican F
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican A
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican A+
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic D
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic A
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic A-
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic B
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic A
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic A-
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic A
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic D
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic D
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican F
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic D
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican D
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic A
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican F
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican F
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican D
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican F
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic A
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic F
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic D
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican F
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican F
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic F
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic B
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican F
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic B
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican F
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic D
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican B
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic A+
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican F
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican F
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican A-
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican D
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican D
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican B
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican B
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican F
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic A
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican B
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican F
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican F
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican F
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic A-
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican F
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican D
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican F
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic D
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic A-
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican B
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican A+
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican D
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic A+
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican F-
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic D
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican F
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican D
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic A
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic A-
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic A-
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic A
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican F
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican F
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican F
Neil Abercrombie A
Gary Ackerman A
Todd Akin F
Rodney Alexander F
Wayne Allard F
Thomas Allen D
Rob Andrews A
Joe Baca, Sr. A
Michele Bachmann F
Spencer Bachus F-
J. Gresham Barrett F
John Barrow D
Roscoe Bartlett F
Melissa Bean A
Shelley Berkley A+
Howard Berman A
Marion Berry F
Joe Biden, Jr. B
Judy Biggert B
Tim Bishop A
John Boehner F
Jo Bonner, Jr. F
Mary Bono Mack D
Dan Boren D
Leonard Boswell D
Rick Boucher F
Charles Boustany, Jr. F
Barbara Boxer F
Allen Boyd, Jr. D
Nancy Boyda B
Corrine Brown A-
Henry Brown, Jr. F
Ginny Brown-Waite F
Dan Burton F
Steve Buyer F
Dave Camp F
John Campbell III D
Chris Cannon B
Eric Cantor F
Lois Capps A
Dennis Cardoza F
Russ Carnahan A

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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