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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
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Paul Hodes 67%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 33%
Steve Kagen 33%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ron Klein 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 25%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 67%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 25%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 25%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McNulty 60%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 40%
Brad Miller 83%
Harry Mitchell 25%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 50%
Patrick Murphy 33%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Laura Richardson 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 75%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 50%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 50%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 20%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 67%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 25%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 25%
Betty Sutton 67%
Tom Tancredo 33%
John Tanner 25%
Ellen Tauscher 33%
Gene Taylor 33%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 50%
George Voinovich 20%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 33%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 50%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 33%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 67%
Bill Young 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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