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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rural Health Association

2005-2006 Positions

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