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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 88%
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%
Mary Landrieu 33%
Tom Latham 69%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 3%
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%
Jim Matheson 39%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 68%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 21%
Buck McKeon 78%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 1%
Mike Michaud 16%
Gary Miller 70%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 18%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 8%
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%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 11%
John Peterson 65%
Tom Petri 79%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 60%
Todd Platts 57%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 19%
Deborah Pryce 43%
Mark Pryor 8%
George Radanovich 75%
Nick Rahall II 9%
James Ramstad 27%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 70%
Richard Renzi 51%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 59%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 3%
Ciro Rodriguez 16%
Mike Rogers 71%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 10%
John Salazar 8%
Ken Salazar 7%
William Sali 93%
Jim Saxton 58%
Jean Schmidt 68%
Allyson Schwartz 4%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 4%
John Shadegg 92%
Christopher Shays 30%
Carol Shea-Porter 12%
Heath Shuler 22%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 23%
Olympia Snowe 12%
Vic Snyder 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%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 1%
Gene Taylor 10%
Lee Terry 80%
Todd Tiahrt 74%
John Tierney 4%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mark Udall 10%
George Voinovich 43%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 31%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 5%
Jim Webb, Jr. 3%
Anthony Weiner 1%
David Weldon 80%
Gerald Weller 53%
Robert Wexler 3%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Heather Wilson 59%
Frank Wolf 58%
Lynn Woolsey 7%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 79%

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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