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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 83%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Jeff Bingaman 91%
Tim Bishop 91%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 16%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Bruce Braley 75%
Paul Broun 0%
Scott Brown 33%
Ann Marie Buerkle 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Dave Camp 16%
John Campbell III 45%
Francisco Canseco 16%
Eric Cantor 9%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Saxby Chambliss 8%
Ben Chandler III 66%
Hansen Clarke 91%
Howard Coble 45%
Thomas Coburn 10%
Kent Conrad 91%
Jerry Costello 90%
Chip Cravaack 8%
Mark Critz 83%
Geoff Davis 8%
James DeMint 8%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 91%
David Dreier 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Filner 87%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Jim Gerlach 16%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 72%
Michael Grimm 16%
Kay Hagan 91%
Ralph Hall 8%
Colleen Hanabusa 91%
Tom Harkin 91%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 20%
Nan Hayworth 16%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Thomas Holden 66%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Kay Hutchison 18%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Mike Johanns 16%
Tim Johnson 41%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Dale Kildee 91%
Jack Kingston 8%
Larry Kissell 50%
Herb Kohl 90%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 16%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Jeff Landry 9%
Tom Latham 8%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
Chris Lee 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 16%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Dick Lugar 16%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 16%
Jim Matheson 41%
Carolyn McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 8%
Mike McIntyre 41%
Buck McKeon 16%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 18%
George Miller 91%
Brad Miller 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Sue Myrick 16%
Ben Nelson 50%
Alan Nunnelee 16%
John Olver 87%
Bill Owens 83%
Ed Pastor 91%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 90%
Tom Petri 25%
Todd Platts 9%
Mark Pryor 83%
Ben Quayle 8%
Nick Rahall II 75%
Denny Rehberg 16%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 91%
David Rivera 16%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 16%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 91%
Jon Runyan 16%
Bobby Schilling 9%
Jean Schmidt 16%
Aaron Schock 20%
Allyson Schwartz 91%
Heath Shuler 81%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Steve Southerland 8%
Pete Stark 91%
Cliff Stearns 25%
John Sullivan 18%
Betty Sutton 81%
Lee Terry 16%
John Tierney 91%
Ed Towns 91%
Bob Turner 25%
Mark Udall 83%
Joe Walsh 16%
Mel Watt 91%
Henry Waxman 90%
Jim Webb, Jr. 91%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Allen West 16%
Frank Wolf 25%
Lynn Woolsey 91%
David Wu 87%
Bill Young 16%

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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