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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 94%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 94%
Richard Hugh Baker 44%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Melissa Bean 82%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 38%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
Dan Boren 63%
Leonard Boswell 94%
Rick Boucher 94%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 63%
Henry Brown, Jr. 63%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 19%
Dennis Cardoza 82%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Julia Carson 94%
Mike Castle 91%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Jerry Costello 91%
Robert Cramer 88%
Barbara Cubin 19%
Artur Davis 82%
Geoff Davis 63%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 69%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 91%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 76%
David Dreier 25%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 88%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 85%
Bob Etheridge 94%
Terry Everett 44%
Tom Feeney 0%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 82%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 6%
Bart Gordon 97%
Jane Harman 34%
Robert Hayes 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
David Lee Hobson 63%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 94%
Darlene Hooley 88%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 76%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 82%
William Jefferson 88%
Tim Johnson 94%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Ric Keller 19%
Patrick Kennedy 72%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 63%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
John Kuhl, Jr. 38%
Ray LaHood 94%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 25%
John Linder 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 38%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 94%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
James McCrery III 63%
John McHugh 88%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 91%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 79%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 56%
Brad Miller 94%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 82%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
Jim Oberstar 94%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
Ron Paul 19%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 82%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 44%
Todd Platts 94%
Earl Pomeroy 66%
Jon Porter, Sr. 66%
Deborah Pryce 82%
George Radanovich 19%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 63%
Denny Rehberg 63%
Richard Renzi 44%
Silvestre Reyes 91%
Thomas Reynolds 57%
Mike Ross 94%
Steve Rothman 94%
Jim Saxton 72%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 92%
Ike Skelton 50%
Vic Snyder 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
Mark Souder 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 94%
Pete Stark 94%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 81%
John Sullivan 19%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 25%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 91%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 94%
James Walsh 82%
Zach Wamp 76%
Diane Watson 94%
Mel Watt 88%
Anthony Weiner 94%
David Weldon 6%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 94%
Heather Wilson 12%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 94%
Albert Wynn 94%
Bill Young 57%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 94%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%

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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