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Rating Group: The Lugar Center

2015-2016 Bipartisan Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 52%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 26%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 31%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 12%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 20%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 27%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 35%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 27%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 19%
AS U.S. House Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen Republican 66%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Jeff Flake Republican 37%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 66%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 22%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 39%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 35%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 84%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 28%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 61%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 34%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 49%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 52%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 56%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 31%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 28%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 56%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 48%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 47%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 49%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 39%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 18%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 26%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 67%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 45%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 26%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 24%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 49%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 52%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 28%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 45%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 56%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 63%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 47%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 57%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 49%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 49%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 28%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 43%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 51%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 34%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 47%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 74%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 81%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 52%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 24%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 32%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 18%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 21%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 19%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 11%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 37%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 35%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 27%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 55%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 72%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 29%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 48%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 45%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 48%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 38%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 33%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 19%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 41%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 47%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 68%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 32%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 61%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 49%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 48%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 47%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 45%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 32%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 68%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 30%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 30%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 39%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 38%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 62%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 50%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 39%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 34%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 39%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 25%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 55%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 32%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 37%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 34%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 30%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 43%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 32%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 46%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 32%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 48%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 42%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 64%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 37%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 26%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 26%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 19%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 55%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 49%
ME U.S. House 2 Bruce Poliquin Republican 42%

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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