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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
Neil Abercrombie 0%
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%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 50%
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%
Tim Bishop 5%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 56%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 6%
Bruce Braley 20%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 20%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 94%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 11%
Christopher Carney 41%
Mike Castle 35%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 11%
Travis Childers 100%
Howard Coble 88%
Thomas Coburn 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%
John Dingell 0%
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%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Russ Feingold 3%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 76%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 35%
Judd Gregg 82%
John Hall 5%
Ralph Hall 100%
Phil Hare 5%
Tom Harkin 7%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 94%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 23%
Baron Hill 29%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 31%
Rush Holt, Jr. 5%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 94%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 94%
Timothy Johnson 33%
Steve Kagen 11%
Paul Kanjorski 21%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 23%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Ron Klein 11%
Herb Kohl 3%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
Jon Kyl 85%
Mary Landrieu 44%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 70%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 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%
Jim Matheson 35%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
John McHugh 88%
Mike McIntyre 70%
Buck McKeon 94%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 58%
Mike Michaud 12%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 23%
Alan Mollohan 29%
Dennis Moore 5%
Jim Moran, Jr. 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%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 81%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 94%
Todd Platts 82%
Earl Pomeroy 23%
Mark Pryor 25%
Adam Putnam 100%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 41%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 41%
Steve Rothman 0%
John Salazar 11%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 5%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 17%
John Shadegg 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 5%
Heath Shuler 76%
Ike Skelton 47%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Vic Snyder 5%
CA Supervisor 1 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%
Lee Terry 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 6%
Mark Udall 6%

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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