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Rating Group: The Lugar Center

2013-2014 Bipartisan Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 79%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 62%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 35%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 37%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 28%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 58%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 56%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 16%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 22%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 35%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 24%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 52%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 39%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 51%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 37%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 19%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 45%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 49%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 16%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 66%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 32%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 24%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 42%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 48%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 15%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 23%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 55%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 49%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 36%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 41%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 23%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 18%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 49%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 37%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 23%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 32%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 31%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 23%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 20%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 43%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 61%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 57%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 36%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 26%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 41%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 27%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 23%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 16%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 64%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 44%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 37%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 35%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 64%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 37%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 61%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 51%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 19%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 42%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 28%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 37%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 32%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 16%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 33%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 36%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 37%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 39%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 14%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 96%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 54%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 24%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 26%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 25%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 48%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 61%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 26%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 34%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 37%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 31%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 51%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 35%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 24%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 8%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 16%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 48%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 43%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 26%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 51%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 31%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 19%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 47%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 32%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 24%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 38%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 66%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 11%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 37%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 20%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 50%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 24%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 48%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 61%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 26%

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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