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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 16%
Sandy Adams 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 54%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 82%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 55%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Jason Altmire 17%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 91%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 64%
Rob Andrews 13%
Steve Austria 61%
Kelly Ayotte 74%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 91%
Spencer Bachus 58%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 62%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 47%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75%
John Barrow 26%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 62%
Charlie Bass 45%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 15%
Max Baucus 9%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 16%
Mark Begich 6%
Dan Benishek 73%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 10%
Rick Berg 57%
Shelley Berkley 13%
Howard Berman 18%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 52%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 65%
Jeff Bingaman 6%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 72%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
Tim Bishop 8%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 19%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 1%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 70%
Dan Boren 37%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 63%
Barbara Boxer 3%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 11%
Bruce Braley 9%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
Paul Broun 96%
Corrine Brown 10%
Scott Brown 39%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 3%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 64%
Ann Marie Buerkle 74%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
Dan Burton 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 51%
Dave Camp 57%
John Campbell III 84%
Francisco Canseco 73%
Eric Cantor 55%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 7%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 48%
Lois Capps 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
Dennis Cardoza 15%
Russ Carnahan 12%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 61%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 61%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
Jason Chaffetz 92%
Saxby Chambliss 72%
Ben Chandler III 22%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 15%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 12%
Hansen Clarke 13%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 14%
William Clay, Sr. 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
Dan Coats 78%
Howard Coble 63%
Thomas Coburn 89%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 52%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 79%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 17%
Kent Conrad 6%
John Conyers, Jr. 15%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 4%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 27%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 22%
Jerry Costello 20%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
Chip Cravaack 54%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 53%
Ander Crenshaw 51%
Mark Critz 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
Geoff Davis 56%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
James DeMint 99%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 45%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 44%
Norm Dicks 12%
John Dingell 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 16%
Bob Dold 40%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
David Dreier 52%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 97%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
Donna Edwards 17%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 16%
Renee Ellmers 58%
Jo Ann Emerson 46%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 68%
Sam Farr 16%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 12%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 6%
Bob Filner 16%
Stephen Fincher 73%
Mike Fitzpatrick 47%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 74%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 77%
Randy Forbes 62%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 51%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
Barney Frank 17%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 3%
Trent Franks 97%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 14%
Elton Gallegly 55%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 74%
Scott Garrett 90%
Jim Gerlach 47%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 58%
Chris Gibson 39%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 4%
Phil Gingrey 85%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 57%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 97%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 64%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 54%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 16%

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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