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Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 20%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 12%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 12%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 14%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 10%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 12%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 12%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 12%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 12%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 12%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 12%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 14%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 12%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 12%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 12%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 12%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 12%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 12%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 12%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 12%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 12%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 12%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 12%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 12%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 12%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 12%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 12%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 12%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 12%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 12%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 12%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 12%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Wayne Allard 10%
George Allen 20%

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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