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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 86%
John Adler 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 98%
Rob Andrews 80%
Michael Arcuri 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Melissa Bean 80%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 84%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 96%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 66%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Joseph Cao 94%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 92%
Christopher Carney 86%
Mike Castle 92%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Jerry Costello 86%
Robert Cramer 80%
Barbara Cubin 20%
Artur Davis 80%
David Davis 6%
Geoff Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Bill Delahunt 84%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 96%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 40%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Brad Ellsworth 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
Philip English 86%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Terry Everett 20%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 98%
Elton Gallegly 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 46%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 92%
John Hall 86%
Debbie Halvorson 40%
Phil Hare 86%
Jane Harman 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 94%
David Lee Hobson 80%
Paul Hodes 98%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 86%
Darlene Hooley 86%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
Tim Johnson 88%
Steve Kagen 80%
Paul Kanjorski 86%
Patrick Kennedy 89%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Suzanne Kosmas 0%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
John Kuhl, Jr. 66%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Steve LaTourette 80%
Chris Lee 80%
Jerry Lewis 60%
John Linder 0%
Dan Lungren 20%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Don Manzullo 6%
Betsy Markey 6%
Jim Marshall 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
John McHugh 62%
Michael McNulty 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 66%
Brad Miller 98%
Harry Mitchell 86%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 80%
Sue Myrick 20%
Jim Oberstar 86%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34%
Ron Paul 6%
Donald Payne 84%
John Peterson 80%
Charles Pickering 20%
Todd Platts 96%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Deborah Pryce 80%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 80%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Richard Renzi 40%
Silvestre Reyes 96%
Ciro Rodriguez 86%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 92%
William Sali 0%
Mark Schauer 26%
Jean Schmidt 40%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 86%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 60%
Ike Skelton 40%
Vic Snyder 96%
Hilda Solis 88%
Mark Souder 20%
Zack Space 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 92%
Pete Stark 52%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sullivan 40%
Betty Sutton 96%
John Tanner 46%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 20%
Todd Tiahrt 40%
Ed Towns 96%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 72%
Zach Wamp 40%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 88%
Anthony Weiner 86%
David Weldon 0%
Robert Wexler 90%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 84%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
David Wu 92%
Bill Young 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 66%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 82%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 80%

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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