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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Public Interest Research Group

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 76%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 68%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 24%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 38%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 81%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 5%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 62%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 5%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 24%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 73%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 19%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 29%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 57%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 29%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 19%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 5%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 95%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 43%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 19%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 24%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 81%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Spencer Bachus 5%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 9%
Brian Baird 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Joe Barton 14%
Charlie Bass 19%
Max Baucus 68%
Evan Bayh 82%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 81%
Howard Berman 81%
Marion Berry 33%
Joe Biden, Jr. 77%
Judy Biggert 19%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
Tim Bishop 95%
Sherwood Boehlert 57%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 52%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Bob Brady 76%
Corrine Brown 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Sam Brownback 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 82%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Mike Capuano 95%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Julia Carson 76%
Mike Castle 57%
Lincoln Chafee 68%
Saxby Chambliss 5%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 10%
Thad Cochran 0%
Norm Coleman 23%
Kent Conrad 64%
John Conyers, Jr. 76%
Jon Corzine 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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