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Rating Group: American Library Association

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 25%
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 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 13%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 13%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 13%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 13%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 13%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 13%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 33%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 13%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 33%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 17%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 13%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 13%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 13%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 5 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 13%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 33%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 13%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%

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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