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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 0
Wayne Allard 14
Thomas Allen 100
Jason Altmire 67
Rob Andrews 100
Michael Arcuri 83
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Brian Baird 100
Richard Hugh Baker 0
J. Gresham Barrett 0
Roscoe Bartlett 33
Max Baucus 100
Evan Bayh 86
Melissa Bean 83
Bob Bennett 14
Shelley Berkley 83
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 83
Judy Biggert 17
Brian Bilbray 0
Jeff Bingaman 86
Kit Bond 14
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 17
Dan Boren 33
Leonard Boswell 83
Rick Boucher 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67
Nancy Boyda 67
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
Jim Bunning 33
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 71
Chris Cannon 0
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Christopher Carney 50
Mike Castle 33
Ben Chandler III 67
Hillary Clinton 67
Norm Coleman 29
Kent Conrad 86
Jerry Costello 100
Larry Craig 33
Robert Cramer 33
Barbara Cubin 0
Artur Davis 67
David Davis 17
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 17
Thomas Davis III 0
Bill Delahunt 100
James DeMint 29
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 67
Elizabeth Dole 29
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 100
Thelma Drake 0
David Dreier 0
Chet Edwards 67
Vern Ehlers 17
Brad Ellsworth 50
Jo Ann Emerson 0
Philip English 17
John Ensign 14
Bob Etheridge 83
Terry Everett 0
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 86
Michael Ferguson 17
Bob Filner 100
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 0
Gabrielle Giffords 100
Wayne Gilchrest 60
Charlie Gonzalez 83
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bart Gordon 50
Judd Gregg 33
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 100
Jane Harman 100
Robert Hayes 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67
Baron Hill 83
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 0
Paul Hodes 100
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 83
Darlene Hooley 100
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 0
Kay Hutchison 14
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33
Daniel Inouye 57
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 100
Tim Johnson 50
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Ric Keller 0
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 71
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Ron Klein 100
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Herb Kohl 71
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 17
Jon Kyl 14
Ray LaHood 25
Nicholas Lampson 25
Tom Lantos 100
Steve LaTourette 0
Frank Lautenberg 86
Jerry Lewis 0
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 43
Blanche Lincoln 67
John Linder 0
Dick Lugar 50
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 17
Tim Mahoney 67
Don Manzullo 17
Jim Marshall 33
Melquiades Martinez 14
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 17
John McHugh 0
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 83
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Patrick Murphy 83
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 71
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75
Ron Paul 67
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Todd Platts 17
Earl Pomeroy 67
Jon Porter, Sr. 17
Deborah Pryce 17
George Radanovich 0
James Ramstad 0
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 83
Thomas Reynolds 0
Ciro Rodriguez 67
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 100
Ken Salazar 71
William Sali 17
Jim Saxton 20
Jean Schmidt 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 60
Heath Shuler 33
Ike Skelton 100
Gordon Smith 57
Olympia Snowe 86
Vic Snyder 67
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 67
Arlen Specter 57
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 17
Ted Stevens 29
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 57
Betty Sutton 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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