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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Arc

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 57%
Gary Ackerman 57%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 57%
Michael Arcuri 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 57%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 57%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 66%
Howard Berman 57%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 57%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Bruce Braley 57%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Christopher Carney 57%
Mike Castle 42%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 57%
Larry Craig 0%
Artur Davis 57%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Bill Delahunt 66%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 28%
Norm Dicks 57%
John Dingell 57%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Brad Ellsworth 42%
Jo Ann Emerson 42%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 50%
Barney Frank 57%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 42%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 57%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
John Hall 57%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 57%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 57%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Baron Hill 42%
Maurice Hinchey 57%
Paul Hodes 57%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 57%
Rush Holt, Jr. 57%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 57%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Jack Kingston 0%
Ron Klein 57%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 57%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 14%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 28%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 57%
Carolyn McCarthy 57%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
John McHugh 42%
Mike McIntyre 42%
Buck McKeon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Mike Michaud 57%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 57%
Brad Miller 57%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 57%
Dennis Moore 57%
Jim Moran, Jr. 57%
Patrick Murphy 57%
Jack Murtha 57%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 57%
Dave Obey 57%
John Olver 57%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Ed Pastor 57%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 57%
Tom Petri 14%
Todd Platts 42%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 57%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Laura Richardson 60%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 57%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 57%
John Salazar 57%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 57%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 57%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 50%
Heath Shuler 42%
Ike Skelton 57%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 57%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 57%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 57%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 57%
Pete Stark 57%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 100%
Betty Sutton 57%
Tom Tancredo 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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