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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Eagle Forum

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 22%
Michael Arcuri 30%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Brian Baird 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 30%
Bob Bennett 87%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 30%
Judy Biggert 66%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 12%
Kit Bond 87%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 30%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 90%
Robert Byrd 50%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Russ Carnahan 22%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 30%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Travis Childers 50%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 71%
Kent Conrad 14%
Jerry Costello 44%
Larry Craig 85%
Artur Davis 30%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Bill Delahunt 40%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 22%
Chris Dodd 14%
Byron Dorgan 37%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
John Ensign 87%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Russ Feingold 25%
Bob Filner 30%
Barney Frank 30%
Elton Gallegly 80%
Gabrielle Giffords 30%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 22%
Judd Gregg 83%
John Hall 30%
Phil Hare 30%
Jane Harman 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 90%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 40%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
Paul Hodes 33%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 40%
Kay Hutchison 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
Tim Johnson 70%
Steve Kagen 40%
Paul Kanjorski 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Patrick Kennedy 30%
Dale Kildee 30%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 28%
Ron Klein 30%
Herb Kohl 12%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 50%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 12%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 80%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 62%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
John McHugh 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 30%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 22%
Brad Miller 30%
Harry Mitchell 30%
Alan Mollohan 22%
Dennis Moore 30%
Patrick Murphy 30%
Jack Murtha 30%
Sue Myrick 90%
Ben Nelson 50%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 30%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 33%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 30%
George Radanovich 90%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Silvestre Reyes 30%
Laura Richardson 33%
Ciro Rodriguez 40%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 40%
Ken Salazar 25%
William Sali 100%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 33%
John Shadegg 90%
Heath Shuler 40%
Ike Skelton 30%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 30%
Hilda Solis 33%
Mark Souder 80%
Zack Space 30%
Arlen Specter 28%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 40%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 71%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sullivan 70%
John Sununu 62%
Betty Sutton 30%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 30%
Ellen Tauscher 30%
Gene Taylor 40%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Ed Towns 22%
George Voinovich 75%
Zach Wamp 60%
Diane Watson 30%
Mel Watt 30%
Jim Webb, Jr. 12%
Anthony Weiner 30%
Robert Wexler 30%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 33%
Lynn Woolsey 37%
David Wu 30%
Bill Young 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 30%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 12%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 42%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 37%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 30%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%

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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