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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Organization for Women

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 65%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 9%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 13%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 9%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 59%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 95%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 86%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 9%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 15%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 18%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 9%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 95%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 9%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 9%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 85%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 24%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 59%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 5%
Wayne Allard 9%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 87%
Melissa Bean 68%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 41%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 5%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Kit Bond 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 32%
Dan Boren 41%
Leonard Boswell 72%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
Jim Bunning 9%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 61%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 9%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Julia Carson 95%
Mike Castle 55%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Hillary Clinton 96%
Norm Coleman 17%
Kent Conrad 70%
Jerry Costello 64%
Larry Craig 4%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 9%
Artur Davis 76%
Geoff Davis 5%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 41%
Thomas Davis III 14%
Bill Delahunt 95%
James DeMint 9%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 90%
Chris Dodd 82%
Elizabeth Dole 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 4%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 87%
Thelma Drake 5%
David Dreier 14%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
Philip English 9%
John Ensign 9%
Bob Etheridge 77%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 91%
Michael Ferguson 9%
Bob Filner 95%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 95%
Elton Gallegly 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 14%
Bart Gordon 59%
Judd Gregg 13%
Jane Harman 84%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 73%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 52%
Darlene Hooley 91%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 13%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 75%
Tim Johnson 23%
Paul Kanjorski 81%
Ric Keller 5%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 70%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
John Kuhl, Jr. 9%
Jon Kyl 9%
Ray LaHood 16%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 74%
John Linder 5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 13%
Dick Lugar 9%
Dan Lungren 9%
Connie Mack IV 23%
Don Manzullo 9%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 4%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 14%
Michael McNulty 82%
Martin Meehan 90%

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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