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Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2007-2008 Positions on Restaurant Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 85
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 71
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 42
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 57
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 42
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 20
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 42
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 40
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 28
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 57
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 42
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 14
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 57
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 57
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 57
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 42
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 14
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 28
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 14
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 57
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 57
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 60
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 20
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 28
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 71
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 71
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 42
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 42
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 42
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 42
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 85
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 85
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 85
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 42
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 42
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 42
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 28
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 60
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 40
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 60
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 60
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 60
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 50
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 60
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 60
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 60
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 60
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 60
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 60
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 20
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 60
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 50
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 60
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 20
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 40
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 40
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 60
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 60
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 20
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 60
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 66
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 40
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 33
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 40
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 50
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 20
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 60
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 60
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 60
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 60
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 60
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 60
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 80
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 60
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 20
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 60
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60

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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