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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 43%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 15%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 7%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 69%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 14%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 7%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 7%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 7%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 21%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 21%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 86%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 85%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 86%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 77%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 7%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 62%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 79%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 79%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 7%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 7%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 23%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 79%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 8%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 36%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 85%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 14%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 8%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 14%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 71%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 7%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 7%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 71%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 79%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 79%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 43%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 86%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 36%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 86%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 29%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 7%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 29%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 29%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 73%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 7%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 86%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 8%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 14%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 21%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 7%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 7%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 7%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 7%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 7%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 79%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 79%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 57%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 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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