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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 2%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 67%
Thomas Allen 2%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 2%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 36%
Melissa Bean 8%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 2%
Howard Berman 2%
Marion Berry 2%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 78%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Kit Bond 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 2%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 2%
Leonard Boswell 2%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 2%
Nancy Boyda 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 8%
Ginny Brown-Waite 46%
Jim Bunning 87%
Dan Burton 78%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 7%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 82%
Dennis Cardoza 2%
Russ Carnahan 2%
Christopher Carney 6%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 2%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 7%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Artur Davis 2%
David Davis 91%
Geoff Davis 12%
Lincoln Davis 4%
Thomas Davis III 28%
Bill Delahunt 7%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 2%
Chris Dodd 14%
Elizabeth Dole 62%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
John Doolittle 2%
Byron Dorgan 7%
Thelma Drake 4%
David Dreier 34%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 2%
John Ensign 93%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 4%
Tom Feeney 98%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 2%
Bob Filner 2%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 81%
Barney Frank 6%
Elton Gallegly 26%
Gabrielle Giffords 2%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 4%
Judd Gregg 47%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 2%
Jane Harman 2%
Robert Hayes 2%
Wally Herger, Jr. 47%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 2%
Baron Hill 6%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 6%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 2%
Darlene Hooley 2%
Kenny Hulshof 22%
Duncan Hunter 26%
Kay Hutchison 53%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 2%
Tim Johnson 44%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 4%
Ric Keller 68%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 9%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 2%
Ron Klein 2%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Tom Lantos 2%
Steve LaTourette 6%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 4%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 14%
John Linder 96%
Dick Lugar 67%
Dan Lungren 74%
Connie Mack IV 90%
Tim Mahoney 4%
Don Manzullo 8%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 2%
James McCrery III 2%
John McHugh 2%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 2%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 2%
Brad Miller 2%
Harry Mitchell 2%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 2%
Patrick Murphy 8%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 94%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 7%
Jim Oberstar 2%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 2%
Todd Platts 58%
Earl Pomeroy 2%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 4%
George Radanovich 52%
James Ramstad 84%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 4%
Ciro Rodriguez 2%
Mike Ross 2%
Steve Rothman 2%
Ken Salazar 7%
William Sali 94%
Jim Saxton 4%
Jean Schmidt 74%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 2%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 6%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 2%
Gordon Smith 47%
Olympia Snowe 27%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 2%
Mark Souder 55%
Zack Space 4%
Arlen Specter 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 2%
Pete Stark 3%
Cliff Stearns 84%
Ted Stevens 13%
Bart Stupak 2%
John Sullivan 94%
John Sununu 80%

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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