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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 90%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 88%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Wayne Allard 88%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 38%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Judy Biggert 90%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 90%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 90%
Dan Boren 90%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 88%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
Dan Burton 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 67%
Chris Cannon 90%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 38%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 38%
Julia Carson 10%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90%
Mike Castle 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 88%
Ben Chandler III 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
Norm Coleman 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90%
Kent Conrad 38%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 10%
Barbara Cubin 90%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
Artur Davis 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
Geoff Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
Thomas Davis III 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
Bill Delahunt 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
James DeMint 88%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80%
Norm Dicks 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 38%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 12%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
Thelma Drake 90%
David Dreier 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 25%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
Tom Feeney 80%
Russ Feingold 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Bob Filner 30%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
Barney Frank 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
Elton Gallegly 90%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 90%
Wayne Gilchrest 90%
Paul Gillmor 80%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
Bart Gordon 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 88%
Robert Hayes 90%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 30%

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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