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Rating Group: American Library Association

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 56%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
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 11%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 11%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 44%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 11%
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 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 11%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 11%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 11%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe 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 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 38%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 13%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 11%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 11%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 22%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 13%
Neil Abercrombie 11%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 44%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 11%
Michael Arcuri 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 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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