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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Keep America Safe

2001-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 96%
John Adler 58%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 10%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 92%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Jason Altmire 61%
Rob Andrews 30%
Michael Arcuri 44%
Steve Austria 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 15%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 32%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 24%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 29%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 29%
Bob Bennett 89%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 95%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 94%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 32%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
John Boccieri 54%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 96%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 4%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 6%
Bobby Bright 77%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 96%
Ginny Brown-Waite 96%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 94%
Jim Bunning 96%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
Roland Burris 14%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 14%
Joseph Cao 75%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 64%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 47%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 85%
Mike Castle 92%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 96%
Ben Chandler III 56%
Travis Childers 73%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 23%
Kent Conrad 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 73%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 97%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
Kathy Dahlkemper 46%
Artur Davis 68%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 74%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
James DeMint 96%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 96%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
Norm Dicks 26%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 12%
Chris Dodd 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 78%
Byron Dorgan 18%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 4%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 74%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 88%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Bill Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 36%
John Ensign 97%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
Bob Etheridge 44%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 12%
Russ Feingold 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Bob Filner 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 53%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 8%
Elton Gallegly 96%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 96%
Gabrielle Giffords 39%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 63%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 97%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 85%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 14%

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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