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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Small Business Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 53%
Gary Ackerman 35%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 82%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 82%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 29%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 81%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 25%
Melissa Bean 52%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 58%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 28%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 35%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 82%
Dan Boren 88%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 52%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 82%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 78%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 76%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 47%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 37%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 80%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 82%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 37%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 38%
Dennis Cardoza 58%
Russ Carnahan 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 37%
Julia Carson 40%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 76%
Mike Castle 76%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 47%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 43%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 35%
Hillary Clinton 37%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
Norm Coleman 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 82%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 41%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 41%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
Jerry Costello 41%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 35%
Barbara Cubin 88%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 76%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
Artur Davis 41%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 29%
Geoff Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 82%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
Thomas Davis III 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 81%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 23%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 29%
Bill Delahunt 29%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 73%
Norm Dicks 41%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 37%
Chris Dodd 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 87%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 35%
Thelma Drake 82%
David Dreier 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 76%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 28%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 82%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 35%
Philip English 82%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Terry Everett 82%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 29%
Tom Feeney 81%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 37%
Michael Ferguson 82%
Bob Filner 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 64%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 82%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 82%
Barney Frank 29%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 81%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 82%
Elton Gallegly 82%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 81%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 81%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 87%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 82%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%
Judd Gregg 87%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 31%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 25%
Jane Harman 41%
J. Dennis Hastert 23%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 80%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 88%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 41%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 46%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 47%

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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