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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2013 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 22%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 22%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 33%
Rob Andrews 33%
Kelly Ayotte 13%
Michele Bachmann 33%
Spencer Bachus 22%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
Ron Barber 22%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
John Barrow 22%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 33%
Max Baucus 13%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 11%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
Mark Begich 13%
Dan Benishek 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
Kerry Bentivolio 33%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 22%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 11%
Tim Bishop 11%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 22%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 22%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 44%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 38%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
John Boehner 11%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 22%
Barbara Boxer 13%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
Bruce Braley 22%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 22%
Paul Broun 33%
Corrine Brown 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 44%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 22%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 33%
Eric Cantor 22%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
Lois Capps 44%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 22%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 11%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 22%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 22%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 22%
Jason Chaffetz 22%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 44%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 22%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 11%
Dan Coats 0%
Howard Coble 33%
Thomas Coburn 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 22%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 11%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 22%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 22%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 22%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 22%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 22%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 11%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
John Dingell 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 11%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 44%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
Donna Edwards 11%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 33%
Renee Ellmers 22%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Bill Enyart 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 44%
Sam Farr 22%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Stephen Fincher 22%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 0%
Mike Fitzpatrick 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 22%
John Fleming, Jr. 44%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 22%
Randy Forbes 11%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 11%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 11%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 22%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 22%
Pete Gallego 22%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 22%
Joe Garcia 11%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 22%
Scott Garrett 33%
Jim Gerlach 22%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 22%
Chris Gibson 22%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 25%
Phil Gingrey 11%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 22%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 22%
Alan Grayson 22%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 22%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 56%
Michael Grimm 22%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 11%
Kay Hagan 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 22%
Ralph Hall 22%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 22%

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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