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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 95%
Rodney Alexander 72%
Wayne Allard 91%
Thomas Allen 4%
Jason Altmire 8%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 1%
Brian Baird 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 11%
Melissa Bean 22%
Bob Bennett 63%
Shelley Berkley 4%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 3%
Kit Bond 59%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 4%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Nancy Boyda 14%
Henry Brown, Jr. 63%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
Jim Bunning 93%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 64%
Robert Byrd 10%
Chris Cannon 87%
Eric Cantor 86%
Dennis Cardoza 8%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 8%
Mike Castle 26%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 21%
Ben Chandler III 12%
Travis Childers 33%
Hillary Clinton 3%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 3%
Jerry Costello 9%
Larry Craig 56%
Robert Cramer 9%
Barbara Cubin 77%
Artur Davis 9%
David Davis 90%
Geoff Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 9%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 3%
Elizabeth Dole 48%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 53%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 23%
Thelma Drake 81%
David Dreier 70%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 3%
Jo Ann Emerson 34%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 59%
Tom Feeney 97%
Russ Feingold 20%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 22%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 52%
Barney Frank 4%
Elton Gallegly 74%
Gabrielle Giffords 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
Bart Gordon 1%
Judd Gregg 70%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 7%
Robert Hayes 37%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 16%
Baron Hill 16%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 46%
Paul Hodes 12%
Pete Hoekstra 73%
Thomas Holden 8%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Kay Hutchison 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
Daniel Inouye 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 8%
Tim Johnson 53%
Steve Kagen 16%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 75%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 3%
Joseph Knollenberg 49%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
John Kuhl, Jr. 51%
Jon Kyl 90%
Ray LaHood 23%
Nicholas Lampson 46%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 74%
Ron Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 54%
Dan Lungren 76%
Connie Mack IV 96%
Tim Mahoney 11%
Don Manzullo 78%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 43%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 68%
John McHugh 25%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 1%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 18%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 4%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 90%
Sue Myrick 76%
Ben Nelson 11%
Jim Oberstar 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 65%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Todd Platts 57%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 19%
Deborah Pryce 43%
George Radanovich 75%
James Ramstad 27%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Richard Renzi 51%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 59%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 16%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 10%
Ken Salazar 7%
William Sali 93%
Jim Saxton 58%
Jean Schmidt 68%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 4%
John Shadegg 92%
Christopher Shays 30%
Heath Shuler 22%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 23%
Olympia Snowe 12%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 57%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 39%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 23%
Cliff Stearns 96%
Ted Stevens 44%
Bart Stupak 8%
John Sullivan 73%
John Sununu 56%
Betty Sutton 0%
Tom Tancredo 90%

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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