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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Nurses Association

2005-2006 Positions

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

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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