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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Progressive Punch

2013-2014 Crucial Votes Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 96%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 99%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Barbara Boxer 95%
Donna Edwards 96%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 96%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 96%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
John Conyers, Jr. 94%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 96%
Rush Holt, Jr. 92%
Jim McDermott 94%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 91%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 94%
Barbara Mikulski 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 94%
Jay Rockefeller IV 83%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 87%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 92%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 92%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Sam Farr 90%
Alan Grayson 83%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 94%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 91%
John Tierney 95%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 90%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
Al Franken 96%
Mike Honda 94%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 91%
George Miller 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 87%
Henry Waxman 92%
Lois Capps 88%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
Carl Levin 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 94%
Mel Watt 92%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 87%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 91%
Tom Harkin 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 87%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 82%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 76%
Charlie Rangel 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 82%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
Timothy Johnson 78%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 85%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 81%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 83%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 89%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
Corrine Brown 82%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 72%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 84%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic 81%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 81%
Louise Slaughter 89%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 77%
Mike Michaud 77%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 80%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 68%
Tim Bishop 82%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 77%
Loretta Sanchez 82%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 82%
Rob Andrews 75%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 76%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 78%
Steve Israel 78%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 81%
Mark Udall 79%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 70%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 77%
John Dingell 79%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 89%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 75%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 74%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 76%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 73%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 73%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 78%
Allyson Schwartz 77%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 72%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
Ed Pastor 83%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 72%
Max Baucus 63%
Bruce Braley 81%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 70%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 70%
Harry Reid 78%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 71%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 72%
Mary Landrieu 65%

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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