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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rural Health Association

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
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%
Mike Castle 50%
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%
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%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Barney Frank 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
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 Gutierrez Democratic 50%
Jane Harman 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
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%
Thomas Holden 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
William Jefferson 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
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%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 50%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
Diane Watson 50%

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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