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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2003-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 37%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
Rodney Alexander 89%
Wayne Allard 50%
George Allen 50%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 7%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 16%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Charlie Bass 79%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 18%
Melissa Bean 78%
Bob Beauprez 77%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 52%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 13%
Judy Biggert 72%
Michael Bilirakis 98%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 77%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 61%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 62%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
Dan Boren 89%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 76%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 19%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 60%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 82%
Conrad Burns 22%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 69%
Dan Burton 84%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
Steve Buyer 76%
Robert Byrd 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 68%
Chris Cannon 48%
Eric Cantor 77%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 16%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
Julia Carson 17%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 85%
Edward Case 65%
Mike Castle 58%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 65%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Chris Chocola 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 11%
Hillary Clinton 16%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 79%
Norm Coleman 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 93%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 28%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 43%
Jon Corzine 37%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
Jerry Costello 74%
Larry Craig 36%
Robert Cramer 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 2%
Barbara Cubin 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
Randall Cunningham 72%
Artur Davis 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 21%
Jo Ann Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
Thomas Davis III 63%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
Bill Delahunt 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
Thomas DeLay 80%
James DeMint 73%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 25%
Norm Dicks 12%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 23%
Chris Dodd 37%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 12%
Elizabeth Dole 34%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 26%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 61%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 31%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 45%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
Philip English 64%
John Ensign 55%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 5%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 17%
Tom Feeney 80%
Russ Feingold 28%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 48%
Michael Ferguson 73%
Bob Filner 6%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 54%
Mark Foley 72%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 47%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 99%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 86%
Barney Frank 13%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 77%
William Frist 50%
Elton Gallegly 80%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 74%
Jim Gibbons 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 72%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 69%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 94%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 83%
Bart Gordon 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 16%
Mark Green 68%

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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