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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: RESULTS

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 87%
Leonard Boswell 85%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 85%
Ed Towns 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Rick Boucher 82%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 82%
Lincoln Davis 82%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 82%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 82%
Brad Miller 82%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 82%
John Spratt, Jr. 82%
John Tanner 82%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 82%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
Russ Feingold 81%
Bob Filner 81%
Barney Frank 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
Frank Lautenberg 81%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 81%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 81%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 81%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 80%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Michael Arcuri 80%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 80%
Howard Berman 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 80%
Christopher Carney 80%
Ben Chandler III 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
Jerry Costello 80%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
Artur Davis 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Chet Edwards 80%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Bart Gordon 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 80%
John Hall 80%
Phil Hare 80%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 80%
Paul Hodes 80%
Thomas Holden 80%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 80%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
Steve Kagen 80%
Paul Kanjorski 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 80%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 80%
Jack Murtha 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 80%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 80%
Donald Payne 80%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 80%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 80%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
Ike Skelton 80%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 80%
Vic Snyder 80%
Hilda Solis 80%
Zack Space 80%
Bart Stupak 80%
Betty Sutton 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
Mel Watt 80%
Anthony Weiner 80%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 80%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 80%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 79%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 79%
Bill Delahunt 79%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 79%
Gabrielle Giffords 79%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 79%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 79%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 79%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 78%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 78%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 78%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 78%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 78%
Jim Webb, Jr. 78%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 78%
Hillary Clinton 77%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 77%

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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