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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 70%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 28%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Spencer Bachus 28%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 42%
John Barrow 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 14%
Judy Biggert 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 85%
John Boehner 14%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 28%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Henry Brown, Jr. 70%
Ginny Brown-Waite 28%
Jim Bunning 20%
Dan Burton 70%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 80%
Dave Camp 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 14%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 85%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 42%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 28%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 85%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 56%
Barbara Cubin 42%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 56%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 85%
James DeMint 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 14%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 20%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 70%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 28%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Terry Everett 56%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 56%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 85%
Elton Gallegly 70%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Phil Gingrey 28%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
Bart Gordon 42%
Judd Gregg 40%
Charles Hagel 40%
Ralph Hall 70%
Tom Harkin 60%
Jane Harman 56%
Doc Hastings 28%
Robert Hayes 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 28%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 70%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 42%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Kenny Hulshof 28%
Duncan Hunter 42%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
William Jefferson 56%
Bobby Jindal 42%
Tim Johnson 56%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Ric Keller 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Jack Kingston 14%
Joseph Knollenberg 28%
Herb Kohl 60%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 56%
Jon Kyl 40%
Ray LaHood 28%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 28%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 28%
Ron Lewis 42%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 70%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 42%
Connie Mack IV 28%
Don Manzullo 28%
Jim Marshall 28%
Melquiades Martinez 40%
Jim Matheson 14%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
James McCrery III 28%
John McHugh 42%
Mike McIntyre 42%
Buck McKeon 42%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14%
Mike Michaud 85%
Gary Miller 28%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 85%
Alan Mollohan 56%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Jack Murtha 42%
Marilyn Musgrave 28%
Sue Myrick 56%
Ben Nelson 40%
Jim Oberstar 14%
Dave Obey 42%
John Olver 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Ed Pastor 42%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 14%
Tom Petri 28%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 85%
Earl Pomeroy 28%
Jon Porter, Sr. 56%
Deborah Pryce 56%
Mark Pryor 40%
Adam Putnam 14%
George Radanovich 14%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 56%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Richard Renzi 56%
Silvestre Reyes 56%
Thomas Reynolds 42%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Mike Rogers 85%
Mike Ross 14%

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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