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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2007-2008 Positions on Arab American Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 67%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 60%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 67%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
Steve Buyer 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
Mike Castle 25%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 33%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 25%
Travis Childers 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 25%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 33%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 67%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Artur Davis 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 67%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 25%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Terry Everett 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 60%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 25%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 80%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%

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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