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Rating Group: American Library Association

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 13%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
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 25%
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 38%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 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 13%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 13%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 63%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 13%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 13%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 13%
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 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 38%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 25%
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 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 0%
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 38%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
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 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 13%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 38%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 0%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 25%
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 13%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 13%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 13%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
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 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs 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 13%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford 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 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 38%
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 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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