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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Council for a Livable World

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 78%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 92%
Jason Altmire 64%
Rob Andrews 71%
Michael Arcuri 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 7%
Brian Baird 57%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 35%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Max Baucus 72%
Evan Bayh 72%
Melissa Bean 64%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 85%
Judy Biggert 14%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Jeff Bingaman 77%
Tim Bishop 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 21%
Dan Boren 35%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
Nancy Boyda 64%
Bruce Braley 92%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 14%
Ginny Brown-Waite 21%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 90%
Dave Camp 21%
John Campbell III 7%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 78%
Russ Carnahan 92%
Christopher Carney 57%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 71%
Hillary Clinton 86%
Howard Coble 21%
Thomas Coburn 4%
Norm Coleman 18%
Kent Conrad 72%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 71%
David Davis 7%
Geoff Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 42%
Thomas Davis III 28%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 71%
John Dingell 85%
Chris Dodd 77%
Elizabeth Dole 4%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 21%
Byron Dorgan 72%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 14%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 28%
Brad Ellsworth 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 28%
Philip English 28%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 7%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 28%
Bob Filner 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 21%
Jim Gerlach 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
Bart Gordon 64%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 59%
John Hall 92%
Ralph Hall 14%
Phil Hare 85%
Tom Harkin 95%
Jane Harman 85%
Doc Hastings 21%
Robert Hayes 21%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 64%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 28%
Paul Hodes 92%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 57%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 92%
Kenny Hulshof 21%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 14%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 85%
Tim Johnson 28%
Timothy Johnson 22%
Steve Kagen 85%
Paul Kanjorski 64%
Ric Keller 35%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 85%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 92%
Jack Kingston 14%
Ron Klein 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 21%
Herb Kohl 95%
Dennis Kucinich 71%
John Kuhl, Jr. 21%
Jon Kyl 4%
Ray LaHood 21%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Latham 21%
Steve LaTourette 28%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
Carl Levin 72%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 68%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Tim Mahoney 64%
Don Manzullo 14%
Jim Marshall 14%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 42%
Carolyn McCarthy 78%
Thaddeus McCotter 21%
James McCrery III 14%
John McHugh 28%
Mike McIntyre 64%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McNulty 78%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 78%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Mike Michaud 85%
Gary Miller 7%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 78%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 64%
Jim Moran, Jr. 85%
Patrick Murphy 78%
Jack Murtha 78%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 59%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Ed Pastor 85%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 14%
Tom Petri 28%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 28%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Jon Porter, Sr. 28%
Deborah Pryce 28%

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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