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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drug Policy Alliance Network

2005 Positions

Issues: Drugs
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 67%
Todd Akin 33%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 67%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Charlie Bass 33%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Beauprez 67%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 33%
Chris Cannon 17%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Julia Carson 83%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 17%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Cramer 33%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 17%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 67%
Thomas DeLay 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Doolittle 50%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 33%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 33%
Tom Feeney 67%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 83%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 67%
Mark Green 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
Jane Harman 83%
Katherine Harris 33%
Melissa Hart 33%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 67%
John Nathan Hostettler 33%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 83%
William Lewis Jenkins 17%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 33%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Patrick Kennedy 67%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Ray LaHood 33%
Tom Lantos 83%
Steve LaTourette 50%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 17%
John Linder 17%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 33%
John McHugh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 67%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 67%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 83%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 67%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 17%
Sue Myrick 33%
Robert William Ney 17%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 17%
Major Owens 83%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 83%
John Peterson 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Todd Platts 17%
Richard Pombo 50%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 17%
James Ramstad 33%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 67%
Richard Renzi 17%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Ryun 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Jim Saxton 50%
John Schwarz 33%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mike Sodrel 33%
Hilda Solis 83%
Mark Souder 17%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Ted Strickland 67%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 33%
John Sweeney 33%
Tom Tancredo 67%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 33%
William Thomas 33%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 17%

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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