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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Criminal Justice Association

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 61%
Gary Ackerman 66%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 88%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 75%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 61%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
Brian Baird 72%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 44%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 76%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 87%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 88%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
Judy Biggert 83%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 72%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Kit Bond 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 88%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 77%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 94%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 76%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 76%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 62%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 88%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 55%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 75%
Julia Carson 55%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 87%
Mike Castle 82%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
Ben Chandler III 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 58%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 72%
Hillary Clinton 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 72%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
Norm Coleman 87%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 86%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 94%
Jerry Costello 77%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
Barbara Cubin 82%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 61%
Artur Davis 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
Geoff Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 72%
Thomas Davis III 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 72%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70%
Bill Delahunt 60%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 66%
James DeMint 66%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 81%
Norm Dicks 70%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 72%
Chris Dodd 71%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 64%
Elizabeth Dole 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 75%
John Doolittle 88%
Byron Dorgan 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 77%
Thelma Drake 88%
David Dreier 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 61%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 77%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 72%
Philip English 88%
John Ensign 87%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 76%
Bob Etheridge 94%
Terry Everett 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 61%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 52%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
Michael Ferguson 87%
Bob Filner 44%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 66%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 88%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
Barney Frank 55%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
Elton Gallegly 88%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 66%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 88%
Bart Gordon 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
Judd Gregg 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 46%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 71%
Jane Harman 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 66%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 62%
Robert Hayes 88%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 88%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 88%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
Maurice Hinchey 52%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 93%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%

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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