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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 96%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 96%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 35%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 13%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 46%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 48%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 21%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 24%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 95%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 61%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 96%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 96%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 13%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 9%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 22%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 22%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 24%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 9%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 13%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 46%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 13%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 13%
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 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 21%

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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