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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Criminal Justice Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Crime , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 50%
John Peterson 88%
Tom Petri 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 88%
Todd Platts 88%
Earl Pomeroy 94%
Jon Porter, Sr. 88%
Deborah Pryce 88%
Mark Pryor 87%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 77%
James Ramstad 88%
Ralph Regula 88%
Denny Rehberg 88%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 94%
Thomas Reynolds 88%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Mike Rogers 88%
Steve Rothman 87%
John Salazar 88%
Ken Salazar 87%
Jim Saxton 88%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Allyson Schwartz 72%
John Shadegg 83%
Christopher Shays 80%
Ike Skelton 100%
Gordon Smith 75%
Olympia Snowe 87%
Vic Snyder 77%
Hilda Solis 56%
Mark Souder 88%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 94%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 77%
Ted Stevens 75%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sullivan 88%
John Sununu 75%
Tom Tancredo 76%
John Tanner 83%
Ellen Tauscher 66%
Gene Taylor 88%
Lee Terry 88%
Craig Thomas 62%
Todd Tiahrt 88%
John Tierney 44%
Ed Towns 66%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 66%
Mark Udall 72%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 88%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 87%
Diane Watson 56%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 52%
Anthony Weiner 66%
David Weldon 88%
Gerald Weller 88%
Robert Wexler 58%
Heather Wilson 82%
Frank Wolf 88%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 61%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 87%

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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