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Rating Group: Information Technology Industry Council

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
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 100%
Larry Craig 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
David Dreier 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
Jane Harman 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Mike Ross 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Michael Arcuri 86%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 86%
Shelley Berkley 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
Rick Boucher 86%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 86%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
Lincoln Davis 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 86%
Norm Dicks 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 86%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 86%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 86%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 86%
John Hall 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 86%
Patrick Kennedy 86%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
Jim Marshall 86%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 86%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 86%
Brad Miller 86%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
Dave Obey 86%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 86%

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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