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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 75%
Sandy Adams 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 88%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Jason Altmire 25%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 63%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 63%
Rob Andrews 38%
Steve Austria 63%
Kelly Ayotte 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Michele Bachmann 63%
Spencer Bachus 63%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 38%
Ron Barber 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 75%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 63%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 38%
Max Baucus 63%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
Mark Begich 38%
Dan Benishek 75%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 63%
Rick Berg 75%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 63%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 75%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 63%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
Tim Bishop 38%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 75%
Barbara Boxer 38%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 38%
Bruce Braley 38%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 63%
Paul Broun 50%
Corrine Brown 38%
Scott Brown 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 63%
Ann Marie Buerkle 63%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
Dan Burton 63%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 63%
Francisco Canseco 63%
Eric Cantor 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 75%
Lois Capps 38%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 38%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 63%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
Jason Chaffetz 50%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Ben Chandler III 38%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 38%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 38%
Hansen Clarke 38%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
Dan Coats 100%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 38%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 63%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
Kent Conrad 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 38%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 63%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
Jerry Costello 38%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 38%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 38%
Chip Cravaack 75%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 63%
Ander Crenshaw 75%
Mark Critz 38%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
Geoff Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 38%
James DeMint 75%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
John Dingell 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Bob Dold 88%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 38%
David Dreier 75%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 38%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
Donna Edwards 38%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 50%
Renee Ellmers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 63%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 63%
Sam Farr 63%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Bob Filner 13%
Stephen Fincher 50%
Mike Fitzpatrick 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 50%
John Fleming, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 63%
Randy Forbes 63%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 38%
Barney Frank 38%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 38%
Elton Gallegly 75%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 50%
Scott Garrett 50%
Jim Gerlach 75%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 75%
Chris Gibson 75%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 38%
Phil Gingrey 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 63%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 63%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 38%

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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