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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 25%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Jason Altmire 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 90%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 70%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 41%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 36%
Mary Bono Mack 72%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 55%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 41%
Robert Byrd 100%
Eric Cantor 25%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 100%
Mike Castle 83%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 87%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jerry Costello 100%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 91%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 54%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 66%
John Ensign 40%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 80%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 45%
Gabrielle Giffords 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 60%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 41%
Thomas Holden 100%
Kay Hutchison 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 16%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 41%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Jon Kyl 30%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 90%
Dan Lungren 41%
Connie Mack IV 27%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 81%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
John McHugh 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 91%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 91%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 45%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
George Radanovich 41%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jean Schmidt 41%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 8%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 91%
Mark Souder 45%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 33%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 75%
Todd Tiahrt 36%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 70%
Zach Wamp 20%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 90%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 45%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 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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