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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2007 Positions on Social Justice and Peace

Issues: Social , Liberal , Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 65
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 65
Todd Akin 15
Rodney Alexander 23
Wayne Allard 21
Thomas Allen 73
Jason Altmire 65
Rob Andrews 73
Michael Arcuri 68
Joe Baca, Sr. 68
Brian Baird 75
Richard Hugh Baker 20
J. Gresham Barrett 12
Roscoe Bartlett 14
Max Baucus 47
Evan Bayh 56
Melissa Bean 61
Bob Bennett 27
Shelley Berkley 68
Howard Berman 66
Marion Berry 63
Judy Biggert 40
Brian Bilbray 12
Jeff Bingaman 56
Kit Bond 22
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17
Mary Bono Mack 27
Dan Boren 45
Leonard Boswell 63
Rick Boucher 65
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60
Nancy Boyda 60
Henry Brown, Jr. 15
Ginny Brown-Waite 23
Jim Bunning 18
Dan Burton 17
Steve Buyer 26
Robert Byrd 56
Chris Cannon 22
Dennis Cardoza 63
Russ Carnahan 68
Christopher Carney 60
Mike Castle 60
Ben Chandler III 70
Hillary Clinton 70
Norm Coleman 43
Kent Conrad 52
Jerry Costello 69
Larry Craig 26
Robert Cramer 62
Barbara Cubin 10
Artur Davis 65
David Davis 12
Geoff Davis 22
Lincoln Davis 63
Thomas Davis III 36
Bill Delahunt 68
James DeMint 8
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 32
Norm Dicks 65
Chris Dodd 68
Elizabeth Dole 13
Pete Domenici, Jr. 26
John Doolittle 12
Byron Dorgan 56
Thelma Drake 15
David Dreier 17
Chet Edwards 63
Vern Ehlers 46
Brad Ellsworth 53
Jo Ann Emerson 48
Philip English 50
John Ensign 18
Bob Etheridge 63
Terry Everett 29
Tom Feeney 12
Russ Feingold 65
Michael Ferguson 55
Bob Filner 66
Vito Fossella, Jr. 38
Barney Frank 74
Elton Gallegly 13
Gabrielle Giffords 64
Wayne Gilchrest 62
Charlie Gonzalez 63
Virgil Goode, Jr. 21
Bart Gordon 62
Judd Gregg 21
John Hall 65
Phil Hare 68
Jane Harman 68
Robert Hayes 41
Wally Herger, Jr. 10
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60
Baron Hill 53
Maurice Hinchey 68
David Lee Hobson 30
Paul Hodes 73
Pete Hoekstra 15
Thomas Holden 63
Darlene Hooley 69
Kenny Hulshof 31
Duncan Hunter 16
Kay Hutchison 30
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17
Daniel Inouye 54
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 73
William Jefferson 67
Tim Johnson 40
Steve Kagen 65
Paul Kanjorski 62
Ric Keller 32
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 63
Patrick Kennedy 71
Dale Kildee 68
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67
Ron Klein 63
Joseph Knollenberg 33
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 62
John Kuhl, Jr. 26
Jon Kyl 22
Ray LaHood 51
Nicholas Lampson 64
Tom Lantos 66
Steve LaTourette 57
Frank Lautenberg 65
Jerry Lewis 13
Ron Lewis 20
Joe Lieberman 52
Blanche Lincoln 56
John Linder 12
Dick Lugar 43
Dan Lungren 13
Connie Mack IV 13
Tim Mahoney 60
Don Manzullo 12
Jim Marshall 43
Melquiades Martinez 22
Thaddeus McCotter 22
James McCrery III 15
John McHugh 45
Michael McNulty 69
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 62
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 62
Brad Miller 67
Harry Mitchell 65
Alan Mollohan 68
Dennis Moore 65
Patrick Murphy 53
Jack Murtha 62
Marilyn Musgrave 12
Sue Myrick 15
Ben Nelson 56
Jim Oberstar 63
Dave Obey 67
John Olver 72
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65
Ron Paul 36
Donald Payne 72
John Peterson 33
Charles Pickering, Jr. 32
Todd Platts 50
Earl Pomeroy 63
Jon Porter, Sr. 45
Deborah Pryce 36
George Radanovich 3
James Ramstad 58
Ralph Regula 46
Denny Rehberg 27
Richard Renzi 47
Silvestre Reyes 63
Thomas Reynolds 30
Laura Richardson 75
Ciro Rodriguez 65
Mike Ross 60
Steve Rothman 67
Ken Salazar 56
William Sali 15
Jim Saxton 45
Jean Schmidt 19
Joe Sestak, Jr. 68
John Shadegg 12
Christopher Shays 60
Heath Shuler 56
Ike Skelton 60
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 52
Vic Snyder 63
Hilda Solis 68
Mark Souder 13
Zack Space 63
Arlen Specter 52
John Spratt, Jr. 67
Pete Stark 76
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens 30
Bart Stupak 65
John Sullivan 15
John Sununu 31

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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