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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 74%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 58%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Wayne Allard 91%
Thomas Allen 4%
Jason Altmire 8%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
Brian Baird 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 10%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 79%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 11%
Melissa Bean 22%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 73%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 4%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 61%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 4%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 54%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 3%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Nancy Boyda 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 76%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 63%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 74%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 36%
Jim Bunning 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 94%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 16%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 84%
Chris Cannon 87%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 86%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 2%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 87%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 3%
Mike Castle 26%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 12%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 21%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 66%
Ben Chandler III 12%
Travis Childers 33%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 1%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 3%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 73%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 67%
Norm Coleman 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 77%
Kent Conrad 3%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 73%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 1%
Jerry Costello 9%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 8%
Larry Craig 56%
Robert Cramer 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 85%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 1%
Barbara Cubin 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 12%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Artur Davis 9%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
David Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 9%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
Thomas Davis III 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 98%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 41%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 9%
Elizabeth Dole 48%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 53%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 7%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 23%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
Thelma Drake 81%
David Dreier 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 60%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
Brad Ellsworth 3%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 59%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 72%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 2%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Tom Feeney 97%
Russ Feingold 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 52%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 1%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
Elton Gallegly 74%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 98%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 79%
Bart Gordon 1%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 69%

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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