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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Arc

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
Todd Akin 33%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 33%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33%
Melissa Bean 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
Dan Burton 33%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 40%
Chris Cannon 33%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 33%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 33%
Mike Castle 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
Ben Chandler III 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Robert Cramer 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 40%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
John Doolittle 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thelma Drake 33%
David Dreier 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 33%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 33%
Elton Gallegly 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 40%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
Bart Gordon 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 33%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 33%
Tim Johnson 67%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 60%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ric Keller 40%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Ray LaHood 33%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 33%
Steve LaTourette 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%

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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