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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 95%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 6%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 32%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 85%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 85%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 46%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 95%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 79%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 89%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 90%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 65%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 64%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 70%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 35%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 79%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 95%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 85%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 65%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 35%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 68%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
Neil Abercrombie 53%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 79%
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Wayne Allard 86%
Thomas Allen 20%
Rob Andrews 33%
Bill Archer 85%
Richard Armey 85%
John Ashcroft 93%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 86%
Richard Hugh Baker 95%
Cass Ballenger 71%
James Barcia 60%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 95%
Charlie Bass 65%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 65%
Max Baucus 0%
Bob Bennett 86%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 32%
Douglas Bereuter 58%
Howard Berman 32%
Marion Berry 35%
Joe Biden, Jr. 8%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 25%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 72%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
John Boehner 82%
Kit Bond 69%
Henry Bonilla 79%
David Edward Bonior 30%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 47%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 25%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 7%
Corrine Brown 40%
George Brown, Jr. 13%
Sam Brownback 86%
Richard Bryan 7%
Ed Bryant 85%
Jim Bunning 95%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 82%
Robert Byrd 7%
Herbert Callahan 89%
Dave Camp 60%
Ben Campbell 93%
Thomas Campbell 75%
Chris Cannon 80%
Lois Capps 6%
Julia Carson 29%
Mike Castle 65%
John Chafee 29%
Saxby Chambliss 95%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 94%
William Clay, Sr. 18%
Eva Clayton 35%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 7%
Robert Clement 40%
Howard Coble 65%
Thomas Coburn 82%
Michael Collins 95%
Larry Combest 85%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Conyers, Jr. 5%
Merrill Cook 100%
John Cooksey 89%
Jerry Costello 47%
Paul Coverdell 93%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 20%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 88%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 90%
Patsy Ann Danner 55%

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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