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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 41%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 25%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 41%
Brian Baird 90%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 70%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 41%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 41%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 16%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 9%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 36%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 41%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 70%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 55%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 63%
Dan Burton 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 41%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 18%
Eric Cantor 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 83%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 77%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 87%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 36%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 16%
Kent Conrad 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
Jerry Costello 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 11%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 54%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 41%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 45%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 16%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 41%
Elton Gallegly 45%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 16%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 72%
Gabrielle Giffords 91%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 16%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 27%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 41%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 60%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Baron Hill 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 41%
Thomas Holden 100%

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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