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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Small Business Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 35%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 82%
Rodney Alexander 82%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 29%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 82%
J. Gresham Barrett 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 25%
Melissa Bean 52%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 66%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 88%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 52%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 76%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
Ginny Brown-Waite 78%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 76%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 37%
Chris Cannon 82%
Eric Cantor 82%
Dennis Cardoza 58%
Russ Carnahan 29%
Julia Carson 40%
Mike Castle 76%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Hillary Clinton 37%
Norm Coleman 87%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 41%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 88%
Artur Davis 41%
Geoff Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 82%
Bill Delahunt 29%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 68%
Norm Dicks 41%
Chris Dodd 14%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 87%
John Doolittle 70%
Byron Dorgan 25%
Thelma Drake 82%
David Dreier 82%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 82%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 41%
Terry Everett 82%
Tom Feeney 81%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 82%
Bob Filner 41%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 82%
Barney Frank 29%
Elton Gallegly 82%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 81%
Charlie Gonzalez 41%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
Bart Gordon 75%
Judd Gregg 87%
Jane Harman 41%
J. Dennis Hastert 23%
Robert Hayes 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 41%
Maurice Hinchey 29%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Thomas Holden 47%
Darlene Hooley 35%
Kenny Hulshof 88%
Duncan Hunter 82%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 29%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 76%
Paul Kanjorski 35%
Ric Keller 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 29%
Dale Kildee 35%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 82%
Herb Kohl 25%
Dennis Kucinich 29%
John Kuhl, Jr. 88%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 81%
Tom Lantos 29%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
Jerry Lewis 88%
Ron Lewis 82%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 62%
John Linder 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 82%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Don Manzullo 76%
Jim Marshall 64%
Melquiades Martinez 87%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 87%
John McHugh 76%
Michael McNulty 29%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 35%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 47%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jack Murtha 41%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
Sue Myrick 76%
Ben Nelson 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 82%
Jim Oberstar 37%
Dave Obey 41%
John Olver 29%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 29%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 35%
John Peterson 82%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 82%
Todd Platts 88%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 88%
Deborah Pryce 82%
George Radanovich 82%
James Ramstad 88%
Ralph Regula 82%
Denny Rehberg 82%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 82%
Mike Ross 47%
Steve Rothman 25%
Ken Salazar 37%
Jim Saxton 64%
Jean Schmidt 85%
John Shadegg 76%
Christopher Shays 73%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 29%
Hilda Solis 29%
Mark Souder 76%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 41%
Pete Stark 31%
Cliff Stearns 88%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 41%
John Sullivan 82%
John Sununu 87%
Tom Tancredo 87%
John Tanner 64%
Ellen Tauscher 37%
Gene Taylor 58%
Craig Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 76%
Ed Towns 53%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 38%
George Voinovich 62%
James Walsh 88%
Zach Wamp 82%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 29%
Mel Watt 26%

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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