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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 28%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 85%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 90%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 70%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 90%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 71%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 10%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 71%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 90%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 90%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%

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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