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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Hope for Peace and Justice

2005 Positions

Issues: Religion , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100
Gary Ackerman 100
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 0
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Spencer Bachus 0
Brian Baird 100
Richard Hugh Baker 0
J. Gresham Barrett 0
John Barrow 100
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Melissa Bean 100
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 100
Judy Biggert 0
Tim Bishop 100
John Boehner 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 0
Dan Boren 100
Rick Boucher 100
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100
Corrine Brown 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer 0
Dave Camp 0
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Lois Capps 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 0
Ben Chandler III 100
Howard Coble 0
Jerry Costello 100
Robert Cramer 100
Ander Crenshaw 0
Barbara Cubin 0
Artur Davis 100
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 100
Thomas Davis III 0
Bill Delahunt 100
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0
Norm Dicks 100
John Dingell 100
John Doolittle 0
Thelma Drake 0
David Dreier 0
Chet Edwards 100
Vern Ehlers 0
Jo Ann Emerson 0
Philip English 0
Bob Etheridge 100
Terry Everett 0
Sam Farr 100
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 0
Bob Filner 100
Randy Forbes 0
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 0
Scott Garrett 0
Jim Gerlach 100
Wayne Gilchrest 0
Phil Gingrey 0
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bart Gordon 100
Ralph Hall 0
Jane Harman 100
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Doc Hastings 0
Robert Hayes 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100
David Lee Hobson 0
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 100
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
Mike Honda 100
Darlene Hooley 100
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0
Steve Israel 100
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 100
Bobby Jindal 0
Tim Johnson 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Richard Keller 0
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 0
Mark Kirk 0
John Kline 0
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 0
Ray LaHood 0
Tom Lantos 100
Tom Latham 0
Steve LaTourette 0
Jerry Lewis 0
Ron Lewis 0
John Linder 0
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 0
Don Manzullo 0
Jim Marshall 100
Jim Matheson 100
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 0
Jim McDermott 100
John McHugh 100
Mike McIntyre 100
Buck McKeon 0
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100
John Mica 0
Mike Michaud 100
Candice Miller 0
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Jeff Miller 0
Brad Miller 100
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Jim Moran, Jr. 100
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Randy Neugebauer 0
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 100
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 0
Tom Petri 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Joe Pitts 0
Todd Platts 0
Earl Pomeroy 100
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
Deborah Pryce 0
Adam Putnam 0
George Radanovich 0
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 100
Charlie Rangel 100
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 100
Thomas Reynolds 0
Mike Rogers 0
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 100
John Salazar 100
Loretta Sanchez 100
Jim Saxton 0
Jean Schmidt 0
Allyson Schwartz 100
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 100
Ike Skelton 100
Vic Snyder 100
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 0
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 0
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 0
Tom Tancredo 0
John Tanner 100
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 100
Lee Terry 0
Todd Tiahrt 0
John Tierney 100
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100

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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