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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Arc

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 57%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
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%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Christopher Carney 57%
Mike Castle 42%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 100%
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%
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%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 57%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 57%
Phil Hare 57%
Jane Harman 57%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Baron Hill 42%
Maurice Hinchey 57%
Paul Hodes 57%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 57%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
Tim Johnson 0%
Steve Kagen 57%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Ron Klein 57%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 57%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
John McHugh 42%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Brad Miller 57%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 57%
Dennis Moore 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%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 57%
Todd Platts 42%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Laura Richardson 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 57%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 57%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 57%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 42%
Ike Skelton 57%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 57%
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%
John Tanner 57%
Ellen Tauscher 57%
Gene Taylor 42%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 57%
George Voinovich 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 57%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 57%
Robert Wexler 57%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 25%
Lynn Woolsey 57%
David Wu 57%
Bill Young 14%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 57%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 57%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 57%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 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%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%

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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