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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Action for America

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James DeMint 99%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 99%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 97%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 97%
Trent Franks 97%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 97%
Paul Broun 96%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 96%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 95%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 95%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 94%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 94%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 94%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 94%
Jeff Miller 93%
Ben Quayle 93%
Joe Walsh 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
Jason Chaffetz 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
Tim Huelskamp 92%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 91%
Michele Bachmann 91%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 91%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
Scott Garrett 90%
Marlin Stutzman 90%
Thomas Coburn 89%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 89%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 88%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 88%
Lynn Westmoreland 88%
Dan Burton 87%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 87%
Randy Neugebauer 87%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 86%
Phil Gingrey 85%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Mike Pompeo 85%
John Campbell III 84%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 84%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 84%
Steve Southerland 84%
Sandy Adams 83%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 83%
David Vitter 83%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
Todd Akin 82%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 82%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 81%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 81%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 81%
Cliff Stearns 81%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 79%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 79%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 79%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 79%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 79%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 79%
Dan Coats 78%
Tom Price 78%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 78%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 78%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 77%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 77%
Jon Kyl 77%
Don Manzullo 77%
Reid Ribble 77%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 77%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 76%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 76%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
Ron Paul 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
Kelly Ayotte 74%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 74%
Ann Marie Buerkle 74%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 74%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 74%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 74%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 74%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 74%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 74%
Dan Benishek 73%
Quico Canseco 73%
Stephen Fincher 73%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Cynthia Lummis 73%
Gary Miller 73%
Joe Pitts 73%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 73%
Jean Schmidt 73%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 73%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 72%
Saxby Chambliss 72%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 72%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 71%
Jack Kingston 71%
Rich Nugent 71%
Alan Nunnelee 71%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 70%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 70%
Scott Rigell 70%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 70%
Allen West 70%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 70%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 69%
Robert Hurt 69%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 69%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
Frank Guinta 68%
John Sullivan 68%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 67%
Mike Johanns 67%
John Mica 67%
Sue Myrick 67%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 66%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 65%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 65%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 65%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 64%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 64%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 64%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 64%
Mark Kirk 64%
John Kline 64%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 64%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 63%
Howard Coble 63%
Ralph Hall 63%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 63%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 63%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 62%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 62%
Randy Forbes 62%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
Thaddeus McCotter 62%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 62%
Steve Austria 61%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 61%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 61%
Dick Lugar 61%
Tim Murphy 61%
Tom Petri 61%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 61%
Lee Terry 61%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 60%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 59%
Candice Miller 59%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 59%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 59%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 59%
Spencer Bachus 58%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 58%
Renee Ellmers 58%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 58%
Rick Berg 57%
Dave Camp 57%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 57%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 57%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 57%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 57%

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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