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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Organization for Women

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
Gary Ackerman 95%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 5%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
Rodney Alexander 5%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 87%
Melissa Bean 68%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 91%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14%
Kit Bond 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 5%
Dan Boren 41%
Leonard Boswell 72%
Rick Boucher 73%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 9%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 4%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
Jim Bunning 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 5%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 86%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 61%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 14%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 5%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 9%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 24%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
Russ Carnahan 91%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
Julia Carson 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
Mike Castle 55%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
Ben Chandler III 64%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
Hillary Clinton 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 13%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
Norm Coleman 17%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
Kent Conrad 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 73%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 64%
Larry Craig 4%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
Barbara Cubin 9%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 95%
Artur Davis 76%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 95%
Geoff Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 41%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
Thomas Davis III 14%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
James DeMint 9%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 32%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 21%
Norm Dicks 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chris Dodd 82%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
Elizabeth Dole 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 4%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 86%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 96%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 14%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 91%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Philip English 9%
John Ensign 9%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 77%
Terry Everett 5%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 95%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
Michael Ferguson 9%
Bob Filner 95%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 15%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 9%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
Barney Frank 95%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 27%
Elton Gallegly 5%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 38%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 5%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
Bart Gordon 59%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
Judd Gregg 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
Jane Harman 84%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 15%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 13%
Robert Hayes 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 73%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 82%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Pete Hoekstra 5%

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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