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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 15%
Gary Ackerman 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 42%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 84%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 78%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 64%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 78%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 71%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 1%
Melissa Bean 47%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 26%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 1%
Judy Biggert 54%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 64%
Jeff Bingaman 1%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 59%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 59%
Kit Bond 56%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 51%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 61%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 18%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 98%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 67%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 9%
Steve Buyer 67%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 53%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 84%
Chris Cannon 79%
Eric Cantor 72%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 6%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 47%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 11%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 12%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 6%
Julia Carson 4%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 57%
Mike Castle 48%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 86%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
Ben Chandler III 15%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 9%
Hillary Clinton 8%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 56%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 61%
Norm Coleman 44%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 69%
Kent Conrad 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 19%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 34%
Jerry Costello 10%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 47%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 56%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 64%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 48%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 61%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
Artur Davis 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 13%
Geoff Davis 55%
Jo Ann Davis 46%
Lincoln Davis 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 14%
Thomas Davis III 47%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 79%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 11%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 54%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 47%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 49%
Norm Dicks 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 13%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 54%
John Doolittle 46%
Byron Dorgan 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 14%
Thelma Drake 56%
David Dreier 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 82%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 49%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 94%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 13%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Terry Everett 51%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 11%
Tom Feeney 84%
Russ Feingold 1%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 44%
Bob Filner 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 66%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 74%
Barney Frank 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 98%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 43%
Elton Gallegly 49%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 30%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 56%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 43%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 67%
Bart Gordon 29%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 57%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
Judd Gregg 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 49%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 13%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 66%
Robert Hayes 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 4%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 29%
David Lee Hobson 49%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 18%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%

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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