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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drug Policy Alliance Network

2006 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%
Melissa Bean 50%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 33%
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%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Cramer 33%
Barbara Cubin 17%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 17%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 67%
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%
Terry Everett 33%
Tom Feeney 67%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 67%
Jane Harman 83%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 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%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 83%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 50%
Patrick Kennedy 67%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Ray LaHood 33%
Tom Lantos 83%
Steve LaTourette 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%
Michael McNulty 67%
Martin Meehan 67%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 83%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Brad Miller 67%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 17%
Sue Myrick 33%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 83%
John Peterson 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Todd Platts 17%
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 Saxton 50%
John Shadegg 33%
Christopher Shays 33%
Ike Skelton 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 83%
Mark Souder 17%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 33%
Tom Tancredo 67%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
Gene Taylor 33%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 17%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 83%
Anthony Weiner 67%
David Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 17%
Robert Wexler 83%
Heather Wilson 33%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 67%
Albert Wynn 83%
Bill Young 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 67%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 67%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%

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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