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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2007-2008 Positions on Restaurant Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100
Bob Bennett 100
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 100
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100
Dan Boren 100
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 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
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100
Mike Castle 100
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100
David Dreier 100
Vern Ehlers 100
Jo Ann Emerson 100
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100
Judd Gregg 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100
Jerry Lewis 100
Dick Lugar 100
Dan Lungren 100
Melquiades Martinez 100
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100
George Radanovich 100
Laura Richardson 100
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100
Mark Souder 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85
Kit Bond 85
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 85
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 85
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 85
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 85
John Ensign 85
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 85
Kay Hutchison 85
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 85
Jon Kyl 85
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 85
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 85
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 85
George Voinovich 85
Rodney Alexander 80
J. Gresham Barrett 80
Judy Biggert 80
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 80
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 80
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 80
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80
Pete Hoekstra 80
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80
John McHugh 80
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80
Jean Schmidt 80
John Shadegg 80
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 80
John Sullivan 80
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 80
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 80
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 80
Zach Wamp 80
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 75
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 75
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75
Sue Myrick 75
Jim Bunning 71
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 71
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 71
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 71
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 71
Olympia Snowe 71
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 66
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 66
James DeMint 66
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 66
Gary Ackerman 60
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60
Todd Akin 60
Michael Arcuri 60
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 60
Brian Baird 60
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 60
Roscoe Bartlett 60
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60
Melissa Bean 60
Howard Berman 60
Marion Berry 60
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 60
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60
Leonard Boswell 60
Rick Boucher 60
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 60
Ginny Brown-Waite 60
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60
Dan Burton 60
Steve Buyer 60
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 60
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60
Dennis Cardoza 60
Russ Carnahan 60
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 60
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 60
Artur Davis 60
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60
Geoff Davis 60
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60
Norm Dicks 60
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 60
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60
Chet Edwards 60
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
Brad Ellsworth 60
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
Bob Etheridge 60
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 60
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 60
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 60
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 60
Barney Frank 60
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 60
Elton Gallegly 60
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 60
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 60
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 60
Charlie Gonzalez 60
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 60
Bart Gordon 60
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 60
John Hall 60
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60
Phil Hare 60
Jane Harman 60
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 60
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 60
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 60
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 60
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 60
Tim Johnson 60
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 60
Paul Kanjorski 60
Patrick Kennedy 60
Dale Kildee 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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