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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Heritage Alliance

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 5%
John Adler 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 9%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 11%
Steve Austria 76%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Michele Bachmann 94%
Spencer Bachus 85%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 12%
Mark Begich 15%
Bob Bennett 87%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 13%
Judy Biggert 64%
Brian Bilbray 82%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
Tim Bishop 5%
John Boccieri 5%
Kit Bond 84%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 52%
Dan Boren 17%
Leonard Boswell 6%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Bruce Braley 5%
Bobby Bright 62%
Paul Broun 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 100%
Roland Burris 9%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 30%
Dave Camp 70%
John Campbell III 91%
Eric Cantor 94%
Joseph Cao 41%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Christopher Carney 13%
Mike Castle 35%
Saxby Chambliss 96%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Travis Childers 23%
Howard Coble 94%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jerry Costello 5%
Kathy Dahlkemper 5%
Artur Davis 5%
Geoff Davis 94%
Lincoln Davis 5%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 52%
Norm Dicks 5%
John Dingell 0%
Chris Dodd 9%
Byron Dorgan 13%
David Dreier 94%
Steve Driehaus 11%
Chet Edwards 5%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 52%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 6%
Russ Feingold 25%
Bob Filner 5%
Barney Frank 6%
Elton Gallegly 73%
Jim Gerlach 41%
Gabrielle Giffords 17%
Phil Gingrey 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 89%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 35%
Kay Hagan 18%
John Hall 5%
Ralph Hall 94%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 6%
Tom Harkin 3%
Jane Harman 5%
Doc Hastings 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 11%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 94%
Thomas Holden 5%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Kay Hutchison 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 94%
Daniel Inouye 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
Mike Johanns 87%
Tim Johnson 58%
Timothy Johnson 6%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ted Kaufman 9%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 6%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Mary Jo Kilroy 6%
Jack Kingston 93%
Larry Kissell 7%
Ron Klein 5%
Herb Kohl 9%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 29%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 13%
Tom Latham 82%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Chris Lee 62%
Carl Levin 9%
Jerry Lewis 82%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 15%
John Linder 93%
Dick Lugar 81%
Dan Lungren 93%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Dan Maffei 5%
Don Manzullo 94%
Betsy Markey 11%
Jim Marshall 35%
Melquiades Martinez 81%
Eric Massa 5%
Jim Matheson 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 6%
Thaddeus McCotter 52%
John McHugh 43%
Mike McIntyre 17%
Buck McKeon 76%
Michael McMahon 5%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 11%
Mike Michaud 11%
Gary Miller 87%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 5%
Walt Minnick 43%
Harry Mitchell 17%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 6%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Scott Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 6%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 50%
Glenn Nye III 17%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Bill Owens 0%
Ed Pastor 5%
Ron Paul 82%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 12%
Tom Petri 58%
Todd Platts 52%
Earl Pomeroy 7%
Mark Pryor 15%
George Radanovich 92%
Nick Rahall II 0%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Silvestre Reyes 6%
Laura Richardson 5%
Jay Rockefeller IV 3%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Rogers 76%
Mike Ross 5%
Steve Rothman 5%
Mark Schauer 5%
Jean Schmidt 76%
Allyson Schwartz 5%

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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