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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 45%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 54%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 96%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 92%
Michael Bilirakis 96%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 96%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 61%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 96%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 26%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 46%
Russ Carnahan 13%
Julia Carson 13%
Edward Case 46%
Mike Castle 88%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 9%
Norm Coleman 73%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jerry Costello 29%
Larry Craig 96%
Robert Cramer 88%
Barbara Cubin 96%
Artur Davis 46%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 11%
Jo Ann Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 88%
Bill Delahunt 17%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 96%
Norm Dicks 25%
Chris Dodd 13%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 77%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 24%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 87%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 96%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 13%
Terry Everett 96%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 17%
Mark Foley 91%
Harold Ford, Jr. 46%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 17%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 88%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 39%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
Bart Gordon 63%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 74%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Jane Harman 36%
Katherine Harris 96%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 46%
Darlene Hooley 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 91%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 96%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 14%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 96%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 22%
William Lewis Jenkins 96%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Tim Johnson 70%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 95%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 4%
Mark Kennedy 96%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 22%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 13%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 92%
Tom Lantos 13%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 4%
James Leach 67%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 39%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 95%
Dick Lugar 83%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 96%
Don Manzullo 96%
Jim Marshall 63%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 96%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 79%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 13%
Michael McNulty 21%
Martin Meehan 17%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
Brad Miller 8%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Dennis Moore 33%
Jack Murtha 38%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 61%
Robert William Ney 83%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 96%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 13%
Dave Obey 28%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 45%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 13%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 64%
Donald Payne 13%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 92%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 100%

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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