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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Catholic Advocate

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 73%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 73%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 78%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 100%

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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