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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 23%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 78%
Wayne Allard 71%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 22%
Brian Baird 37%
Richard Hugh Baker 72%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
Max Baucus 32%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 56%
Bob Bennett 31%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 27%
Marion Berry 76%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 21%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 81%
Mary Bono Mack 76%
Dan Boren 79%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 72%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 94%
Jim Bunning 88%
Dan Burton 83%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 87%
Chris Cannon 41%
Eric Cantor 64%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Julia Carson 25%
Mike Castle 55%
Ben Chandler III 79%
Hillary Clinton 26%
Norm Coleman 22%
Kent Conrad 30%
Jerry Costello 69%
Larry Craig 37%
Robert Cramer 80%
Barbara Cubin 85%
Artur Davis 19%
Geoff Davis 94%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Lincoln Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 61%
Bill Delahunt 20%
James DeMint 79%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 3%
Norm Dicks 22%
Chris Dodd 29%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 38%
John Doolittle 79%
Byron Dorgan 82%
Thelma Drake 71%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 76%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 74%
John Ensign 80%
Bob Etheridge 34%
Terry Everett 75%
Tom Feeney 85%
Russ Feingold 19%
Michael Ferguson 62%
Bob Filner 6%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 69%
Barney Frank 28%
Elton Gallegly 94%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 78%
Judd Gregg 28%
Jane Harman 7%
J. Dennis Hastert 89%
Robert Hayes 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 72%
Maurice Hinchey 30%
David Lee Hobson 46%
Pete Hoekstra 74%
Thomas Holden 78%
Darlene Hooley 53%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
Duncan Hunter 85%
Kay Hutchison 64%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 81%
Daniel Inouye 19%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 22%
William Jefferson 7%
Tim Johnson 89%
Paul Kanjorski 65%
Ric Keller 89%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Patrick Kennedy 23%
Dale Kildee 28%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 66%
Herb Kohl 28%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
John Kuhl, Jr. 76%
Jon Kyl 75%
Ray LaHood 42%
Tom Lantos 25%
Steve LaTourette 58%
Frank Lautenberg 19%
Jerry Lewis 76%
Ron Lewis 89%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 29%
John Linder 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 55%
Dick Lugar 19%
Dan Lungren 89%
Connie Mack IV 79%
Don Manzullo 84%
Jim Marshall 80%
Melquiades Martinez 28%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
James McCrery III 66%
John McHugh 83%
Michael McNulty 35%
Martin Meehan 19%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 22%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 69%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Brad Miller 32%
Alan Mollohan 28%
Dennis Moore 53%
Jack Murtha 29%
Marilyn Musgrave 83%
Sue Myrick 98%
Ben Nelson 72%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 85%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 19%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Ron Paul 81%
Donald Payne 21%
John Peterson 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 79%
Todd Platts 94%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Deborah Pryce 76%
George Radanovich 44%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 48%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Richard Renzi 83%
Silvestre Reyes 26%
Thomas Reynolds 66%
Mike Ross 66%
Steve Rothman 25%
Ken Salazar 25%
Jim Saxton 76%
Jean Schmidt 89%
John Shadegg 79%
Christopher Shays 94%
Ike Skelton 87%
Gordon Smith 16%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 20%
Hilda Solis 19%
Mark Souder 54%
Arlen Specter 16%
John Spratt, Jr. 51%
Pete Stark 22%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Ted Stevens 16%
Bart Stupak 37%
John Sullivan 89%
John Sununu 75%
Tom Tancredo 94%
John Tanner 89%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Gene Taylor 89%
Craig Thomas 52%
Todd Tiahrt 56%
Ed Towns 7%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
George Voinovich 16%
James Walsh 46%
Zach Wamp 93%
John Warner 22%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 19%

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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