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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
Gary Ackerman 0
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0
Todd Akin 100
Rodney Alexander 100
Jason Altmire 41
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 11
Joe Baca, Sr. 0
Brian Baird 12
J. Gresham Barrett 100
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Max Baucus 35
Evan Bayh 39
Melissa Bean 11
Bob Bennett 81
Shelley Berkley 5
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry 23
Judy Biggert 58
Brian Bilbray 82
Jeff Bingaman 3
Kit Bond 92
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 56
Dan Boren 75
Leonard Boswell 23
Rick Boucher 11
Allen Boyd, Jr. 6
Henry Brown, Jr. 100
Ginny Brown-Waite 81
Jim Bunning 100
Dan Burton 100
Steve Buyer 100
Robert Byrd 20
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 5
Russ Carnahan 11
Christopher Carney 41
Mike Castle 35
Ben Chandler III 11
Travis Childers 100
Kent Conrad 25
Jerry Costello 47
Artur Davis 17
Geoff Davis 100
Lincoln Davis 68
Bill Delahunt 0
James DeMint 100
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 76
Norm Dicks 5
Chris Dodd 0
Byron Dorgan 35
David Dreier 88
Chet Edwards 18
Vern Ehlers 94
Brad Ellsworth 76
Jo Ann Emerson 94
John Ensign 96
Bob Etheridge 17
Russ Feingold 3
Bob Filner 0
Barney Frank 0
Elton Gallegly 100
Gabrielle Giffords 12
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Bart Gordon 35
Judd Gregg 82
John Hall 5
Phil Hare 5
Jane Harman 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 94
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 23
Baron Hill 29
Maurice Hinchey 0
Paul Hodes 5
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 31
Kay Hutchison 92
Bob Inglis, Sr. 94
Daniel Inouye 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0
Tim Johnson 94
Steve Kagen 11
Paul Kanjorski 21
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee 23
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0
Ron Klein 11
Herb Kohl 3
Dennis Kucinich 11
Jon Kyl 85
Steve LaTourette 70
Frank Lautenberg 0
Jerry Lewis 75
Joe Lieberman 17
Blanche Lincoln 17
John Linder 100
Dick Lugar 64
Dan Lungren 100
Connie Mack IV 88
Don Manzullo 100
Jim Marshall 87
Melquiades Martinez 82
Thaddeus McCotter 88
John McHugh 88
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 58
Brad Miller 0
Harry Mitchell 23
Alan Mollohan 29
Dennis Moore 5
Patrick Murphy 23
Jack Murtha 17
Sue Myrick 100
Ben Nelson 44
Jim Oberstar 25
Dave Obey 17
John Olver 0
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15
Ron Paul 81
Donald Payne 0
Todd Platts 82
Earl Pomeroy 23
George Radanovich 100
Denny Rehberg 100
Silvestre Reyes 5
Laura Richardson 0
Ciro Rodriguez 5
Mike Ross 41
Steve Rothman 0
Jean Schmidt 100
Joe Sestak, Jr. 17
John Shadegg 100
Heath Shuler 76
Ike Skelton 47
Olympia Snowe 57
Vic Snyder 5
Hilda Solis 5
Mark Souder 100
Zack Space 23
Arlen Specter 53
John Spratt, Jr. 20
Pete Stark 0
Cliff Stearns 100
Bart Stupak 31
John Sullivan 100
Betty Sutton 0
John Tanner 37
Ellen Tauscher 0
Gene Taylor 88
Todd Tiahrt 100
Ed Towns 6
George Voinovich 50
Zach Wamp 100
Diane Watson 5
Mel Watt 0
Jim Webb, Jr. 10
Anthony Weiner 12
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 35
Lynn Woolsey 5
David Wu 6
Bill Young 94
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 6
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 5
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0
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
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 10
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0
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
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 11
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 11
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 5
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 5
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 23
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 5
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 11

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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