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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: RESULTS

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 72%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 19%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Michael Arcuri 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Michele Bachmann 13%
Spencer Bachus 25%
Brian Baird 73%
J. Gresham Barrett 2%
John Barrow 74%
Roscoe Bartlett 16%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 72%
Melissa Bean 55%
Bob Bennett 21%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 75%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Tim Bishop 80%
Kit Bond 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 82%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Bruce Braley 82%
Paul Broun 3%
Henry Brown, Jr. 19%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 16%
Dan Burton 2%
Steve Buyer 23%
Robert Byrd 72%
Dave Camp 19%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 11%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 80%
Christopher Carney 80%
Mike Castle 58%
Saxby Chambliss 24%
Ben Chandler III 80%
Travis Childers 63%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Howard Coble 11%
Thomas Coburn 11%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 80%
Artur Davis 80%
Geoff Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Bill Delahunt 79%
James DeMint 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 44%
Norm Dicks 80%
John Dingell 82%
Chris Dodd 80%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 20%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 45%
Brad Ellsworth 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 61%
John Ensign 19%
Bob Etheridge 74%
Russ Feingold 81%
Bob Filner 81%
Barney Frank 81%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 79%
Phil Gingrey 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 18%
John Hall 80%
Ralph Hall 25%
Phil Hare 80%
Tom Harkin 78%
Jane Harman 76%
Doc Hastings 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 14%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Baron Hill 69%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Paul Hodes 80%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 80%
Rush Holt, Jr. 80%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 5%
Daniel Inouye 70%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
Tim Johnson 42%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Steve Kagen 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Jack Kingston 16%
Ron Klein 77%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 65%
Jon Kyl 16%
Mary Landrieu 64%
Tom Latham 44%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 81%
Carl Levin 78%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 8%
Dick Lugar 40%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 2%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 58%
Melquiades Martinez 18%
Jim Matheson 63%
Carolyn McCarthy 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 30%
John McHugh 66%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 14%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Mike Michaud 80%
Gary Miller 10%
George Miller 80%
Brad Miller 82%
Harry Mitchell 58%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 75%
Patrick Murphy 75%
Jack Murtha 80%
Sue Myrick 17%
Ben Nelson 71%
Jim Oberstar 76%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
Ed Pastor 80%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 80%
Tom Petri 25%
Todd Platts 58%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
Mark Pryor 70%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 80%
Denny Rehberg 47%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Laura Richardson 75%
Jay Rockefeller IV 71%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Rogers 33%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 80%
John Salazar 85%
Ken Salazar 64%
Jean Schmidt 22%
Allyson Schwartz 80%
José Serrano 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 80%
John Shadegg 2%
Carol Shea-Porter 80%
Heath Shuler 71%
Ike Skelton 80%
Olympia Snowe 59%
Vic Snyder 80%
Hilda Solis 80%
Mark Souder 31%
Zack Space 80%
Arlen Specter 48%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
Pete Stark 68%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Bart Stupak 80%
John Sullivan 16%
Betty Sutton 80%
John Tanner 82%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
Gene Taylor 61%
Lee Terry 19%
Todd Tiahrt 15%
John Tierney 73%
Ed Towns 85%
Mark Udall 80%

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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