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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Common Cause

2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 15%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 61%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 78%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 44%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 41%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 61%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 54%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 78%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 11%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 72%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 54%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 61%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 72%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 46%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 69%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 61%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 23%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 7%
FL U.S. House 19 Francis Rooney Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 6%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 72%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 38%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 56%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 8%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 6%
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 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 6%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 6%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 59%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 7%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 11%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 6%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 6%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 72%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 11%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 23%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 6%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 56%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 6%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 11%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 6%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 6%
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 6%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 88%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 6%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 6%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 61%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 6%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 46%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 53%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 61%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 56%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 78%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 72%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 54%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 61%

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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