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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN)

2008 Home Foreclosures Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Democratic 100%
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Democratic 100%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 100%
IA Attorney General Thomas Miller Democratic 100%
MN Attorney General Lori Swanson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
CA Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. Democratic 88%
MD Attorney General Doug Gansler Democratic 88%
NM Attorney General Gary King Democratic 88%
Hardy Myers 88%
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper III Democratic 84%
Terry Goddard 84%
MS Attorney General Jim Hood Democratic 84%
Mark Shurtleff 84%
Thurbert Baker 80%
KY Attorney General Jack Conway 80%
AR Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Democratic 80%
Rob McKenna 80%
MO Governor Jay Nixon Democratic 72%
Stephen Carter 64%
TN Attorney General Robert Cooper, Jr. Democratic 64%
Bill McCollum 60%
Darrell McGraw, Jr. 60%
Anne Milgram 60%
TX Attorney General Greg Abbott Republican 56%
NV Attorney General Catherine Masto Democratic 48%
Linda Singer 44%
ID Attorney General Lawrence Wasden Republican 44%
Mike Cox 40%
Patrick Lynch 40%
CO Attorney General John Suthers Republican 40%
WI Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Republican 40%
Bob McDonnell 20%
PA Governor Tom Corbett Republican 16%
Mark Bennett 8%
Talis Colberg 8%
Larry Long 8%
MT Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mike McGrath Non-partisan 8%
Henry McMaster 8%
G. Steven Rowe 8%
VT Attorney General William Sorrell Democratic 8%
NE Attorney General Jon Bruning Republican 0%
LA Attorney General Buddy Caldwell Republican 0%
Troy King 0%
ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem Republican 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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