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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 73%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 41%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 6%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 86%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 91%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 66%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 73%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 8%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 6%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 26%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 26%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 13%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 26%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 6%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 26%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 13%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 73%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 26%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 6%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 73%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 26%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 6%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 26%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 93%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 6%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 86%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 86%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 6%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 13%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 91%
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 6%
Brian Baird 26%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
Bill Barrett 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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