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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 90%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 33%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 90%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 40%
Mark Pryor 77%
George Radanovich 37%
Nick Rahall II 80%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 30%
Denny Rehberg 30%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 40%
Jay Rockefeller IV 85%
Mike Rogers 40%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 88%
Ken Salazar 88%
Jim Saxton 40%
Jean Schmidt 30%
Allyson Schwartz 90%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 40%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 66%
Vic Snyder 77%
Mark Souder 20%
Arlen Specter 62%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Ted Stevens 33%
Bart Stupak 90%
John Sullivan 33%
John Sununu 22%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
Gene Taylor 80%
Lee Terry 30%
Craig Thomas 12%
Todd Tiahrt 22%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 44%
James Walsh 55%
Zach Wamp 30%
John Warner 44%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 90%
David Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 40%
Robert Wexler 80%
Heather Wilson 50%
Frank Wolf 30%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 90%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 30%

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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