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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 20%
John Adler 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 69%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 5%
Rob Andrews 15%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Brian Baird 35%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 31%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 5%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
John Boccieri 5%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Bobby Bright 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
Roland Burris 44%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 0%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 5%
Kent Conrad 31%
Jerry Costello 5%
Mark Critz 0%
Kathy Dahlkemper 15%
Artur Davis 5%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 5%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 13%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 5%
Charles Djou 0%
Chris Dodd 63%
Byron Dorgan 31%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 5%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
John Ensign 19%
Bob Etheridge 5%
Russ Feingold 63%
Bob Filner 80%
Barney Frank 25%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 15%
Bart Gordon 15%
Judd Gregg 19%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 0%
John Hall 15%
Debbie Halvorson 10%
Phil Hare 5%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 5%
Baron Hill 5%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
Paul Hodes 5%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 0%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 15%
Daniel Inouye 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Tim Johnson 5%
Steve Kagen 15%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 55%
Mary Jo Kilroy 25%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 5%
Herb Kohl 44%
Suzanne Kosmas 5%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 0%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 13%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 56%
Chris Lee 0%
George LeMieux 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 44%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 56%
Dan Lungren 5%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 5%
Jim Marshall 5%
Melquiades Martinez 22%
Eric Massa 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
John McHugh 13%
Michael McMahon 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 10%
Brad Miller 15%
Walt Minnick 10%
Harry Mitchell 0%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 10%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Scott Murphy 12%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 31%
Glenn Nye III 15%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 70%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 15%
Ron Paul 35%
Donald Payne 50%
Tom Perriello 25%
Todd Platts 5%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
George Radanovich 10%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Laura Richardson 30%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 10%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 30%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 5%
Ike Skelton 0%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 15%
Hilda Solis 17%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 70%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sullivan 5%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 10%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
Gene Taylor 5%
Harry Teague 0%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
Ed Towns 20%
George Voinovich 44%
Zach Wamp 5%
Diane Watson 45%
Mel Watt 35%
Jim Webb, Jr. 38%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Robert Wexler 27%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 65%
David Wu 30%
Bill Young 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 38%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 5%

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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