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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 16%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 21%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 11%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 16%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 26%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
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 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 68%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 89%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 47%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 84%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 72%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 79%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 68%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 53%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 63%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 74%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 26%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 16%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 74%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 89%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 79%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 16%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 95%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 89%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 21%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 21%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 68%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 74%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 11%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 84%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 5%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 76%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 68%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 68%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 37%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 68%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 26%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 68%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 58%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 74%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 11%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 63%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 79%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 74%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 79%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 74%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 84%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 95%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 61%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 74%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 89%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 74%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 22%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 74%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 84%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 67%

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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