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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Hope for Peace and Justice

2005 Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 0
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Brian Baird 100
Richard Hugh Baker 0
J. Gresham Barrett 0
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Melissa Bean 100
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 100
Judy Biggert 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 0
Dan Boren 100
Rick Boucher 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
Dan Burton 0
Steve Buyer 0
Chris Cannon 0
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 100
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 0
Ben Chandler III 100
Jerry Costello 100
Robert Cramer 100
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 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
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 0
Bob Filner 100
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 0
Wayne Gilchrest 0
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bart Gordon 100
Jane Harman 100
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Robert Hayes 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 0
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 100
Darlene Hooley 100
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 100
Tim Johnson 100
Paul Kanjorski 100
Ric Keller 0
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Joseph Knollenberg 0
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 0
Ray LaHood 0
Tom Lantos 100
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
Thaddeus McCotter 0
James McCrery III 0
John McHugh 100
Michael McNulty 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100
Brad Miller 100
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 100
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 0
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100
Ron Paul 100
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 100
Ralph Regula 0
Denny Rehberg 0
Richard Renzi 0
Silvestre Reyes 100
Thomas Reynolds 0
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 100
Jim Saxton 0
Jean Schmidt 0
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 100
Ike Skelton 100
Vic Snyder 100
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
Todd Tiahrt 0
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100
James Walsh 0
Zach Wamp 0
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 100
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 0
Gerald Weller 0
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 100
Bill Young 0
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 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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