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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Arc

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 57%
Gary Ackerman 57%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 57%
Michael Arcuri 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 57%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 57%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 66%
Howard Berman 57%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 14%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Christopher Carney 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 42%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 57%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 57%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 57%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 57%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 57%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
Jerry Costello 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 57%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 57%
Artur Davis 57%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 57%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 42%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 28%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 28%
Norm Dicks 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 57%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 42%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 57%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
Brad Ellsworth 42%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 57%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
Bob Etheridge 42%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 57%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 57%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 28%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 42%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 57%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
John Hall 57%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Phil Hare 57%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 57%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 57%
Baron Hill 42%
Maurice Hinchey 57%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 57%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 57%

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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