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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2007-2008 Positions on Restaurant Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 40
Gary Ackerman 60
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 57
Todd Akin 60
Rodney Alexander 80
Jason Altmire 20
Rob Andrews 50
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 40
Michele Bachmann 60
Spencer Bachus 100
Brian Baird 60
J. Gresham Barrett 80
John Barrow 20
Roscoe Bartlett 60
Max Baucus 28
Evan Bayh 28
Melissa Bean 60
Bob Bennett 100
Shelley Berkley 40
Howard Berman 60
Marion Berry 60
Judy Biggert 80
Brian Bilbray 50
Jeff Bingaman 42
Tim Bishop 60
Kit Bond 85
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 100
Dan Boren 100
Leonard Boswell 60
Rick Boucher 60
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80
Bruce Braley 40
Paul Broun 50
Henry Brown, Jr. 100
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
Jim Bunning 71
Dan Burton 60
Steve Buyer 60
Robert Byrd 28
Dave Camp 100
John Campbell III 100
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 60
Russ Carnahan 60
Christopher Carney 0
Mike Castle 100
Saxby Chambliss 85
Ben Chandler III 20
Travis Childers 0
Hillary Clinton 42
Howard Coble 80
Thomas Coburn 71
Kent Conrad 42
Jerry Costello 20
Artur Davis 60
Geoff Davis 60
Lincoln Davis 20
James DeMint 66
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
Norm Dicks 60
John Dingell 60
Chris Dodd 50
Byron Dorgan 14
David Dreier 100
Chet Edwards 60
Vern Ehlers 100
Brad Ellsworth 60
Jo Ann Emerson 100
John Ensign 85
Bob Etheridge 60
Russ Feingold 28
Bob Filner 20
Barney Frank 60
Elton Gallegly 60
Jim Gerlach 75
Gabrielle Giffords 40
Phil Gingrey 60
Charlie Gonzalez 60
Bart Gordon 60
Judd Gregg 100
John Hall 60
Ralph Hall 60
Phil Hare 60
Tom Harkin 28
Jane Harman 60
Doc Hastings 50
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 20
Baron Hill 20
Maurice Hinchey 20
Paul Hodes 20
Pete Hoekstra 80
Thomas Holden 20
Rush Holt, Jr. 60
Kay Hutchison 85
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100
Daniel Inouye 42
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 40
Tim Johnson 60
Timothy Johnson 33
Steve Kagen 20
Paul Kanjorski 60
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40
Patrick Kennedy 60
Dale Kildee 60
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40
Jack Kingston 60
Ron Klein 60
Herb Kohl 57
Dennis Kucinich 20
Jon Kyl 85
Mary Landrieu 14
Tom Latham 60
Steve LaTourette 40
Frank Lautenberg 42
Carl Levin 42
Jerry Lewis 100
Joe Lieberman 57
Blanche Lincoln 57
John Linder 60
Dick Lugar 100
Dan Lungren 100
Connie Mack IV 50
Don Manzullo 60
Jim Marshall 60
Melquiades Martinez 100
Jim Matheson 20
Carolyn McCarthy 60
Thaddeus McCotter 40
John McHugh 80
Mike McIntyre 20
Buck McKeon 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60
Mike Michaud 20
Gary Miller 100
George Miller 50
Brad Miller 60
Harry Mitchell 40
Alan Mollohan 50
Dennis Moore 60
Jim Moran, Jr. 60
Patrick Murphy 60
Jack Murtha 60
Sue Myrick 75
Ben Nelson 28
Jim Oberstar 60
Dave Obey 60
John Olver 60
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40
Ed Pastor 40
Ron Paul 60
Donald Payne 20
Tom Petri 60
Todd Platts 60
Earl Pomeroy 60
Mark Pryor 42
George Radanovich 100
Nick Rahall II 60
Denny Rehberg 60
Silvestre Reyes 60
Laura Richardson 100
Jay Rockefeller IV 28
Ciro Rodriguez 20
Mike Rogers 60
Mike Ross 60
Steve Rothman 20
John Salazar 20
Ken Salazar 57
Jean Schmidt 80
Allyson Schwartz 60
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60
John Shadegg 80
Carol Shea-Porter 20
Heath Shuler 20
Ike Skelton 60
Olympia Snowe 71
Vic Snyder 60
Hilda Solis 40
Mark Souder 100
Zack Space 60
Arlen Specter 57
John Spratt, Jr. 60
Pete Stark 0
Cliff Stearns 60
Bart Stupak 20
John Sullivan 80
Betty Sutton 40
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 60
Gene Taylor 40
Lee Terry 80
Todd Tiahrt 60
John Tierney 40
Ed Towns 60
Mark Udall 20
George Voinovich 85
Zach Wamp 80

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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