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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2007 Positions on Social Justice and Peace

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 65
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
Michele Bachmann 15
Spencer Bachus 17
Brian Baird 75
Richard Hugh Baker 20
J. Gresham Barrett 12
John Barrow 51
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
Tim Bishop 70
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
Bruce Braley 65
Paul Broun 17
Henry Brown, Jr. 15
Ginny Brown-Waite 23
Jim Bunning 18
Dan Burton 17
Steve Buyer 26
Robert Byrd 56
Dave Camp 21
John Campbell III 20
Chris Cannon 22
Eric Cantor 15
Dennis Cardoza 63
Russ Carnahan 68
Christopher Carney 60
Mike Castle 60
Saxby Chambliss 17
Ben Chandler III 70
Hillary Clinton 70
Howard Coble 17
Thomas Coburn 4
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
John Dingell 68
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
Jim Gerlach 52
Gabrielle Giffords 64
Wayne Gilchrest 62
Phil Gingrey 12
Charlie Gonzalez 63
Virgil Goode, Jr. 21
Bart Gordon 62
Judd Gregg 21
Charles Hagel 39
John Hall 65
Ralph Hall 17
Phil Hare 68
Tom Harkin 60
Jane Harman 68
Doc Hastings 15
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
Rush Holt, Jr. 73
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
Timothy Johnson 50
Steve Kagen 65
Paul Kanjorski 62
Ric Keller 32
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 63
Patrick Kennedy 71
Dale Kildee 68
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67
Jack Kingston 15
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
Mary Landrieu 50
Tom Lantos 66
Tom Latham 32
Steve LaTourette 57
Frank Lautenberg 65
Carl Levin 60
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
Jim Matheson 51
Carolyn McCarthy 70
Thaddeus McCotter 22
James McCrery III 15
John McHugh 45
Mike McIntyre 60
Buck McKeon 15
Michael McNulty 69
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 62
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 62
Mike Michaud 70
Gary Miller 26
George Miller 72
Brad Miller 67
Harry Mitchell 65
Alan Mollohan 68
Dennis Moore 65
Jim Moran, Jr. 75
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
Ed Pastor 68
Ron Paul 36
Donald Payne 72
John Peterson 33
Tom Petri 41
Charles Pickering, Jr. 32
Todd Platts 50
Earl Pomeroy 63

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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