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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 84%
Rodney Alexander 48%
Wayne Allard 90%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 13%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 67%
J. Gresham Barrett 78%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 1%
Melissa Bean 47%
Bob Bennett 71%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 26%
Judy Biggert 54%
Jeff Bingaman 1%
Kit Bond 56%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 51%
Mary Bono Mack 44%
Dan Boren 52%
Leonard Boswell 24%
Rick Boucher 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 52%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 94%
Dan Burton 67%
Steve Buyer 67%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 79%
Eric Cantor 72%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 12%
Julia Carson 4%
Mike Castle 48%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Hillary Clinton 8%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 15%
Jerry Costello 10%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 47%
Barbara Cubin 64%
Artur Davis 25%
Geoff Davis 55%
Jo Ann Davis 46%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 47%
Norm Dicks 13%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 54%
John Doolittle 46%
Byron Dorgan 5%
Thelma Drake 56%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 38%
Vern Ehlers 49%
Jo Ann Emerson 37%
Philip English 53%
John Ensign 94%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Terry Everett 51%
Tom Feeney 84%
Russ Feingold 1%
Michael Ferguson 44%
Bob Filner 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 71%
Barney Frank 9%
Elton Gallegly 49%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 56%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 43%
Bart Gordon 29%
Judd Gregg 92%
Jane Harman 13%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 30%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 49%
Pete Hoekstra 79%
Thomas Holden 18%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 53%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Kay Hutchison 58%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 81%
Daniel Inouye 2%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
William Jefferson 42%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 68%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 57%
Herb Kohl 6%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
John Kuhl, Jr. 58%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 39%
Tom Lantos 5%
Steve LaTourette 39%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 49%
Ron Lewis 67%
Joe Lieberman 1%
Blanche Lincoln 12%
John Linder 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 71%
Dick Lugar 52%
Dan Lungren 78%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Don Manzullo 67%
Jim Marshall 27%
Melquiades Martinez 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 44%
James McCrery III 55%
John McHugh 36%
Michael McNulty 7%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 13%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 42%
Brad Miller 4%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 17%
Jack Murtha 14%
Marilyn Musgrave 85%
Sue Myrick 81%
Ben Nelson 49%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 6%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 24%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 53%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 52%
Todd Platts 47%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
Deborah Pryce 55%
George Radanovich 66%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 35%
Denny Rehberg 52%
Richard Renzi 51%
Silvestre Reyes 18%
Thomas Reynolds 52%
Mike Ross 27%
Steve Rothman 4%
Ken Salazar 4%
Jim Saxton 31%
Jean Schmidt 54%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 31%
Ike Skelton 35%
Gordon Smith 48%
Olympia Snowe 9%
Vic Snyder 14%
Hilda Solis 4%
Mark Souder 54%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 13%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 85%
Ted Stevens 47%
Bart Stupak 5%
John Sullivan 80%
John Sununu 100%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 16%
Gene Taylor 21%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 12%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 7%
George Voinovich 40%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 53%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 1%
Mel Watt 4%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 52%
Robert Wexler 7%
Heather Wilson 39%
Lynn Woolsey 5%

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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