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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Campaign for Working Families

2007-2008 Positions on Conservative Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0
Gary Ackerman 0
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0
Todd Akin 100
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 96
Rodney Alexander 100
Jason Altmire 41
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 11
Joe Baca, Sr. 0
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100
Brian Baird 12
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100
J. Gresham Barrett 100
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50
Roscoe Bartlett 100
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94
Max Baucus 35
Evan Bayh 39
Melissa Bean 11
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0
Bob Bennett 81
Shelley Berkley 5
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry 23
Judy Biggert 58
Brian Bilbray 82
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100
Jeff Bingaman 3
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 6
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100
Kit Bond 92
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 56
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100
Dan Boren 75
Leonard Boswell 23
Rick Boucher 11
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0
Allen Boyd, Jr. 6
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
Henry Brown, Jr. 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90
Ginny Brown-Waite 81
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100
Jim Bunning 100
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92
Dan Burton 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0
Steve Buyer 100
Robert Byrd 20
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 94
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 94
Eric Cantor 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 88
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 7
Dennis Cardoza 5
Russ Carnahan 11
Christopher Carney 41
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 10
Mike Castle 35
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100
Ben Chandler III 11
Travis Childers 100
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 6
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 77
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 11
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100
Kent Conrad 25
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 5
Jerry Costello 47
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 23
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0
Artur Davis 17
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0
Geoff Davis 100
Lincoln Davis 68
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
Bill Delahunt 0
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0
James DeMint 100
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 58
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 76
Norm Dicks 5
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0
Chris Dodd 0
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70
Byron Dorgan 35
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 11
David Dreier 88
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0
Chet Edwards 18
Vern Ehlers 94
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
Brad Ellsworth 76
Jo Ann Emerson 94
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0
John Ensign 96
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0
Bob Etheridge 17
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0
Russ Feingold 3
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3
Bob Filner 0
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 94
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100
Barney Frank 0
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 52
Elton Gallegly 100
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 76
Gabrielle Giffords 12
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 23
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100
Charlie Gonzalez 0
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100
Bart Gordon 35
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 82
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 82
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 5
Judd Gregg 82
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0
John Hall 5
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100
Phil Hare 5
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7
Jane Harman 0
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 96
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 94
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 94
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 23
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 5
Baron Hill 29
Maurice Hinchey 0
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 6
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0
Paul Hodes 5
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 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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