or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 21%
Gary Ackerman 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 91%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 54%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
Bob Bennett 96%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 42%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 13%
Judy Biggert 92%
Michael Bilirakis 96%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 96%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 30%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 61%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 96%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 96%
Dan Burton 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 26%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 26%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
Dennis Cardoza 46%
Russ Carnahan 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
Julia Carson 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 46%
Mike Castle 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 26%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 24%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
Hillary Clinton 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 22%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 73%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 35%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 21%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 29%
Larry Craig 96%
Robert Cramer 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 96%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
Artur Davis 46%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 11%
Jo Ann Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
Thomas Davis III 88%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 96%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 61%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 96%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 22%
Chris Dodd 13%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 77%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 24%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 87%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 24%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 96%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 13%
Terry Everett 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 22%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 9%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 17%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Mark Foley 91%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 46%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
Barney Frank 17%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 83%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 88%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 39%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 63%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 21%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 29%

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.

Back to top