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Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
John Adler 23%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 89%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 27%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 18%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 95%
Max Baucus 23%
Evan Bayh 48%
Melissa Bean 18%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 22%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 26%
Bob Bennett 96%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 95%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
John Boccieri 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 95%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 68%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 32%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 23%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 77%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Scott Brown 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 95%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 95%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Roland Burris 11%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 5%
Steve Buyer 100%
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%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 19%
Joseph Cao 59%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 5%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 11%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 11%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
Mike Castle 77%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 96%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Travis Childers 62%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
Kent Conrad 19%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 18%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
Jerry Costello 5%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 9%
Artur Davis 19%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 41%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 95%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 19%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
Byron Dorgan 19%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 5%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 26%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 11%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 5%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 95%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 5%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 96%
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%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 88%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 81%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 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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