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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 88%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 63%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 63%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 63%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 63%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 63%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 63%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 63%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 38%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 38%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 38%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 63%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 75%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 63%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 50%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 38%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 63%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 38%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 38%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 63%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 10 Bob Dold Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 63%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 63%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 38%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 38%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 63%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 63%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 50%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 63%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 63%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 50%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 38%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 88%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 63%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 63%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 38%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 38%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 63%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 63%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 63%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 50%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 25%

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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