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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 79%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 23%
Todd Akin 89%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 38%
Rodney Alexander 78%
Wayne Allard 71%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 81%
Brian Baird 37%
Richard Hugh Baker 72%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 19%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 76%
Max Baucus 32%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 56%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Bob Bennett 31%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 27%
Marion Berry 76%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 89%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 32%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 89%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 57%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 98%
Dan Boren 79%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 72%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 66%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 31%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 22%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 37%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 24%
Ginny Brown-Waite 94%
Jim Bunning 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 83%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 35%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 87%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 82%
Chris Cannon 41%
Eric Cantor 64%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 16%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 22%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 23%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
Julia Carson 25%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 69%
Mike Castle 55%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 90%
Ben Chandler III 79%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 19%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 14%
Hillary Clinton 26%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 39%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
Norm Coleman 22%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 76%
Kent Conrad 30%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 51%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 69%
Larry Craig 37%
Robert Cramer 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 6%
Barbara Cubin 85%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 24%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 84%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
Artur Davis 19%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 19%
Geoff Davis 94%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
Thomas Davis III 61%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
Bill Delahunt 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
James DeMint 79%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 89%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 3%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 8%
Norm Dicks 22%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 19%
Chris Dodd 29%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 82%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 84%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22%
Chet Edwards 76%
Vern Ehlers 41%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 22%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 28%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 19%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
Michael Ferguson 62%
Bob Filner 6%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 47%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 94%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
Barney Frank 28%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 84%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 65%
Elton Gallegly 94%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 79%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 94%
Bart Gordon 78%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 66%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 41%
Judd Gregg 28%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 15%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 2%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 26%
Jane Harman 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 45%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 66%
Robert Hayes 94%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 87%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 72%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 48%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
David Lee Hobson 46%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 78%

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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