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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Arc

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
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%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 66%
Bill Delahunt 66%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 66%
Laura Richardson 60%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 57%
Gary Ackerman 57%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 57%
Michael Arcuri 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Brian Baird 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%
Howard Berman 57%
Marion Berry 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%
Leonard Boswell 57%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
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%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
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%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Christopher Carney 57%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 57%
Ben Chandler III 57%
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%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 57%
Jerry Costello 57%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 57%
Artur Davis 57%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 57%
Lincoln Davis 57%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 57%
Norm Dicks 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
Chet Edwards 57%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 57%
Barney Frank 57%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Bart Gordon 57%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 57%
John Hall 57%
Phil Hare 57%
Jane Harman 57%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 57%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 57%
Maurice Hinchey 57%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 57%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 57%
Paul Hodes 57%
Thomas Holden 57%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 57%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 57%
Steve Kagen 57%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 57%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
Dale Kildee 57%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 57%
Ron Klein 57%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Ray LaHood 57%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 57%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 57%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 57%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 57%
Brad Miller 57%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 57%
Dennis Moore 57%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 57%
Patrick Murphy 57%
Jack Murtha 57%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal 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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