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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 68%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 76%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 19%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 44%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 26%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 24%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 78%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 35%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 30%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 19%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 23%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 16%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 19%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 74%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 27%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 19%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 19%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 56%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 48%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 42%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 30%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 16%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 52%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 74%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 15%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 24%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 42%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 96%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 37%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 52%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 12%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 96%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
Neil Abercrombie 19%
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 48%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 84%
Brian Baird 36%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Joe Barton 92%
Max Baucus 26%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Bennett 72%
Shelley Berkley 48%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 52%
Joe Biden, Jr. 21%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
Tim Bishop 52%
John Boehner 88%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 85%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 48%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 89%
Barbara Boxer 21%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Bob Brady 28%
Corrine Brown 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Sam Brownback 76%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 91%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 28%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 91%
Chris Cannon 85%
Eric Cantor 96%

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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