Rating Group: State PIRGs Working Together

2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 5%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 41%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 14%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 86%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 91%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 59%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 95%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 18%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 91%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 5%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 91%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 86%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 9%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 5%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 41%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 41%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 77%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 77%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 82%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 68%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 5%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 73%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 77%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 86%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 91%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 41%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 5%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 86%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 5%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 82%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 5%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 91%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 41%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 91%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 5%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 5%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 86%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 68%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 73%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 36%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 68%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 82%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 95%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 86%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 91%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 9%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 5%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 91%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 9%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 91%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 73%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 68%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 23%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 9%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 9%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 5%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 73%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 5%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 64%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 18%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 45%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 95%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 91%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 86%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 82%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 86%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 23%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 9%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 82%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 18%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 9%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 5%
Neil Abercrombie 77%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 77%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 68%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 5%
Brian Baird 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 77%
Melissa Bean 77%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 95%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 55%
Joe Biden, Jr. 82%
Judy Biggert 18%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Dan Boren 23%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 55%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 5%
Barbara Boxer 95%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 68%
Corrine Brown 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 9%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 64%
Dave Camp 5%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 5%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 95%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 59%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 77%
Hillary Clinton 91%
Howard Coble 14%
Thomas Coburn 9%
Norm Coleman 36%
Kent Conrad 55%
Jerry Costello 73%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 27%
Ander Crenshaw 9%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Artur Davis 55%
Geoff Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 9%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Thomas Davis III 23%
Bill Delahunt 91%
James DeMint 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 91%
John Dingell 86%
Chris Dodd 86%
Elizabeth Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 64%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 5%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
Philip English 5%
John Ensign 9%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 95%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 86%
Tom Feeney 9%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 95%
Randy Forbes 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Scott Garrett 5%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 45%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 55%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
Bart Gordon 59%
Judd Gregg 27%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 95%
Jane Harman 68%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 55%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 32%
David Lee Hobson 9%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 45%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 95%
Darlene Hooley 95%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 23%
Daniel Inouye 68%
Steve Israel 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
Bobby Jindal 5%
Tim Johnson 64%
Timothy Johnson 64%
Paul Kanjorski 64%
Richard Keller 14%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
John Kerry 86%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
Jack Kingston 5%
Mark Kirk 41%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 68%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 9%
Ray LaHood 27%
Mary Landrieu 50%
Tom Lantos 95%
Tom Latham 5%
Steve LaTourette 18%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 82%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 14%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 18%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 64%
Melquiades Martinez 14%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 9%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 14%
Mike McIntyre 68%
Buck McKeon 5%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 91%
Barbara Mikulski 91%
Candice Miller 9%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 14%
Brad Miller 95%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 73%
Jim Moran, Jr. 77%
Jack Murtha 45%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 18%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 86%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 32%
Ed Pastor 91%
Ron Paul 27%
Donald Payne 86%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 27%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Tom Price 0%
Deborah Pryce 5%
Mark Pryor 59%
Adam Putnam 9%
George Radanovich 5%
Nick Rahall II 77%
James Ramstad 59%
Charlie Rangel 95%
Ralph Regula 5%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Harry Reid 95%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 32%
Thomas Reynolds 9%
Jay Rockefeller IV 77%
Mike Rogers 5%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 86%
John Salazar 64%
Ken Salazar 68%
Loretta Sanchez 95%
Jim Saxton 59%
Allyson Schwartz 95%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 64%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 41%
Olympia Snowe 64%
Vic Snyder 82%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 36%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 5%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 36%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Gene Taylor 59%
Lee Terry 5%
Craig Thomas 5%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 86%
Mark Udall 95%
David Vitter 9%
George Voinovich 5%
James Walsh 18%
Zach Wamp 14%
John Warner 9%
Diane Watson 95%
Mel Watt 95%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 5%
Heather Wilson 18%
Frank Wolf 27%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 86%
Albert Wynn 64%
Bill Young 18%

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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