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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2006 Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal , Liberal , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 88%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 33%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 70%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 30%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 90%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 30%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 77%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 40%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 40%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 85%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 30%
Rodney Alexander 30%
Wayne Allard 11%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 87%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 30%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 22%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 30%
Ginny Brown-Waite 30%
Jim Bunning 11%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 37%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 28%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Norm Coleman 62%
Kent Conrad 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 55%
Barbara Cubin 30%
Artur Davis 80%
Geoff Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 57%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 40%
Bill Delahunt 80%
James DeMint 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 90%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 37%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 88%
Thelma Drake 30%
David Dreier 40%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Terry Everett 30%
Tom Feeney 30%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 80%
Elton Gallegly 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 90%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 70%
Judd Gregg 22%
Jane Harman 90%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 30%
Pete Hoekstra 30%
Thomas Holden 80%
Darlene Hooley 90%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 22%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 77%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Ric Keller 55%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 30%
Herb Kohl 88%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 11%
Ray LaHood 40%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 70%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 30%
Ron Lewis 30%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 22%
Dick Lugar 44%
Dan Lungren 20%
Connie Mack IV 40%
Don Manzullo 37%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 11%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
James McCrery III 30%
John McHugh 66%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 70%

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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