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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 2%
Gary Ackerman 2%
Todd Akin 2%
Rodney Alexander 2%
Thomas Allen 2%
Rob Andrews 1%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
Spencer Bachus 1%
Brian Baird 1%
Richard Hugh Baker 1%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 1%
Roscoe Bartlett 2%
Melissa Bean 1%
Shelley Berkley 1%
Howard Berman 1%
Marion Berry 1%
Judy Biggert 2%
Tim Bishop 1%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 2%
Mary Bono Mack 2%
Dan Boren 1%
Leonard Boswell 1%
Rick Boucher 2%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 1%
Henry Brown, Jr. 1%
Ginny Brown-Waite 1%
Dan Burton 1%
Steve Buyer 2%
Dave Camp 2%
Chris Cannon 2%
Eric Cantor 2%
Dennis Cardoza 1%
Russ Carnahan 1%
Julia Carson 1%
Mike Castle 2%
Ben Chandler III 1%
Howard Coble 2%
Jerry Costello 2%
Robert Cramer 1%
Barbara Cubin 2%
Artur Davis 2%
Geoff Davis 2%
Jo Ann Davis 1%
Lincoln Davis 1%
Thomas Davis III 2%
Bill Delahunt 1%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 2%
Norm Dicks 1%
John Dingell 2%
John Doolittle 2%
Thelma Drake 2%
David Dreier 2%
Chet Edwards 1%
Vern Ehlers 2%
Jo Ann Emerson 2%
Philip English 2%
Bob Etheridge 2%
Terry Everett 2%
Tom Feeney 1%
Michael Ferguson 1%
Bob Filner 1%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 2%
Barney Frank 1%
Elton Gallegly 1%
Jim Gerlach 2%
Wayne Gilchrest 2%
Paul Gillmor 2%
Phil Gingrey 2%
Charlie Gonzalez 2%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 1%
Bart Gordon 1%
Ralph Hall 1%
Jane Harman 1%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 2%
Robert Hayes 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 2%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 1%
Maurice Hinchey 1%
David Lee Hobson 2%
Pete Hoekstra 2%
Thomas Holden 1%
Rush Holt, Jr. 1%
Darlene Hooley 1%
Kenny Hulshof 2%
Duncan Hunter 2%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 2%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 2%
William Jefferson 1%
Tim Johnson 1%
Paul Kanjorski 2%
Ric Keller 2%
Patrick Kennedy 1%
Dale Kildee 2%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Jack Kingston 2%
Joseph Knollenberg 2%
Dennis Kucinich 2%
John Kuhl, Jr. 2%
Ray LaHood 2%
Tom Lantos 1%
Tom Latham 2%
Steve LaTourette 2%
Jerry Lewis 2%
Ron Lewis 2%
John Linder 2%
Dan Lungren 2%
Connie Mack IV 2%
Don Manzullo 2%
Jim Marshall 1%
Jim Matheson 1%
Carolyn McCarthy 1%
Thaddeus McCotter 1%
James McCrery III 2%
John McHugh 2%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 2%
Michael McNulty 1%
Martin Meehan 1%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 1%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 1%
Mike Michaud 1%
Gary Miller 2%
George Miller 1%
Brad Miller 1%
Alan Mollohan 1%
Dennis Moore 1%
Jim Moran, Jr. 2%
Jack Murtha 2%
Marilyn Musgrave 2%
Sue Myrick 2%
Jim Oberstar 1%
Dave Obey 2%
John Olver 1%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 1%
Ed Pastor 2%
Ron Paul 1%
Donald Payne 1%
John Peterson 2%
Tom Petri 1%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 2%
Todd Platts 1%
Earl Pomeroy 2%
Jon Porter, Sr. 1%
Deborah Pryce 2%
George Radanovich 1%
Nick Rahall II 2%
James Ramstad 1%
Ralph Regula 2%
Denny Rehberg 2%
Richard Renzi 2%
Silvestre Reyes 1%
Thomas Reynolds 2%
Mike Rogers 1%
Mike Ross 1%
Steve Rothman 1%
John Salazar 1%
Jim Saxton 2%
Allyson Schwartz 1%
John Shadegg 2%
Christopher Shays 2%
Ike Skelton 1%
Vic Snyder 2%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 1%
Mark Souder 1%
John Spratt, Jr. 1%
Pete Stark 2%
Cliff Stearns 1%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 1%
Tom Tancredo 1%
John Tanner 2%
Ellen Tauscher 1%
Gene Taylor 2%
Lee Terry 2%
Todd Tiahrt 2%
John Tierney 1%
Ed Towns 1%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 1%
Mark Udall 1%
James Walsh 1%
Zach Wamp 2%
Diane Watson 1%
Mel Watt 1%
Henry Waxman 1%
Anthony Weiner 1%
David Weldon 1%
Gerald Weller 2%
Robert Wexler 1%
Heather Wilson 2%
Frank Wolf 2%
Lynn Woolsey 1%
David Wu 1%
Albert Wynn 1%
Bill Young 2%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 2%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 1%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 2%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 1%

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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