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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. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 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 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 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 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 13%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 25%
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. 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 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%
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%
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 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
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. 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%
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 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%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 13%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr 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 Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 33%
NA Vice President Mike Pence 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 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%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
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. 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 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 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 13 Tim Ryan 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%
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 15 GT Thompson, Jr. Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 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%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 13%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 38%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
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 38%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 13%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 13%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 38%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 13%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 13%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 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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