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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 22%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 44%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0%
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 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 11%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 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%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 11%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 11%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 11%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 11%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 11%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 22%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 33%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 11%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 11%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 11%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 22%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 11%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 22%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 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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