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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen

2015-2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 10%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 25%
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 Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 28%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 0%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 48%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 38%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 38%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 83%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 25%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 6%
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 58%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
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 100%
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 64%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 37%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 42%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 84%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 32%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 50%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 64%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 28%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%

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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