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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 63%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 63%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 63%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 80%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 75%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 63%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 25%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 13%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 63%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 25%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 40%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 63%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 50%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 38%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 25%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 60%

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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