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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Church World Service

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100
Gary Ackerman 100
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25
Todd Akin 25
Rodney Alexander 25
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25
Brian Baird 100
Richard Hugh Baker 25
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
J. Gresham Barrett 33
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50
Roscoe Bartlett 33
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 33
Melissa Bean 25
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 50
Judy Biggert 25
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 25
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 25
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25
Mary Bono Mack 25
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 25
Dan Boren 50
Leonard Boswell 66
Rick Boucher 50
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 33
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 25
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 25
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25
Dan Burton 25
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75
Steve Buyer 25
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0
Chris Cannon 25
Eric Cantor 0
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50
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
Dennis Cardoza 75
Russ Carnahan 100
Julia Carson 100
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 33
Mike Castle 25
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25
Ben Chandler III 50
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
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75
Jerry Costello 50
Robert Cramer 50
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
Barbara Cubin 50
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
Artur Davis 75
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 33
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
Thomas Davis III 25
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
Bill Delahunt 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 66
Norm Dicks 75
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
John Doolittle 25
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100
Thelma Drake 25
David Dreier 25
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0
Chet Edwards 50
Vern Ehlers 25
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100
Jo Ann Emerson 25
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
Philip English 25
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
Bob Etheridge 100
Terry Everett 25
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 33
Bob Filner 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25
Barney Frank 100
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25
Elton Gallegly 25
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 25
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 25
Wayne Gilchrest 25
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 25
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 25
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 25
Bart Gordon 33
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25
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
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 25
Jane Harman 100
J. Dennis Hastert 0
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50
Robert Hayes 0
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 75
Maurice Hinchey 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 66
David Lee Hobson 50
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 33
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100
Darlene Hooley 75
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 50
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
William Jefferson 75
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 50
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0
Tim Johnson 25
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 25
Paul Kanjorski 50
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
Ric Keller 25
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 25
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25
Joseph Knollenberg 25
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Ray LaHood 0
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
Tom Lantos 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 25
Steve LaTourette 25
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
Jerry Lewis 25
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
Ron Lewis 0

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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