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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 56%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 65%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 69%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 65%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Jeff Flake Republican 26%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jon Kyl Republican 37%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 52%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 68%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 56%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 56%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 65%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 59%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 65%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 43%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 63%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 60%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 65%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 47%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 65%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 72%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 53%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 69%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 65%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 52%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 56%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 65%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 52%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 60%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 78%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 78%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 52%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 71%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 68%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 69%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 56%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 37%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 69%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 65%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 65%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 52%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 52%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 65%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 69%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 69%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 68%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 69%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 69%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 59%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 65%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 71%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 59%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 31%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 61%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 39%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 59%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 47%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 52%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 69%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 69%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 60%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 72%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 65%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 56%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 56%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 69%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 65%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 60%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 69%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 43%
Neil Abercrombie 56%
Gary Ackerman 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 69%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 59%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Spencer Bachus 66%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 56%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
John Barrow 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 86%
Melissa Bean 56%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 59%

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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