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Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 83%
Judy Biggert 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 83%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
Dan Burton 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 67%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
Ben Chandler III 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
Norm Coleman 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 50%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 33%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 83%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
Robert Hayes 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 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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