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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Church World Service

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100
Gary Ackerman 100
Todd Akin 25
Rodney Alexander 25
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Spencer Bachus 25
Brian Baird 100
Richard Hugh Baker 25
J. Gresham Barrett 33
John Barrow 50
Roscoe Bartlett 33
Melissa Bean 25
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 50
Judy Biggert 25
Tim Bishop 100
Jo Bonner, Jr. 25
Mary Bono Mack 25
Dan Boren 50
Leonard Boswell 66
Rick Boucher 50
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75
Henry Brown, Jr. 25
Ginny Brown-Waite 0
Dan Burton 25
Steve Buyer 25
Dave Camp 25
John Campbell III 0
Chris Cannon 25
Eric Cantor 0
Dennis Cardoza 75
Russ Carnahan 100
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 25
Ben Chandler III 50
Howard Coble 25
Jerry Costello 50
Robert Cramer 50
Barbara Cubin 50
Artur Davis 75
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 33
Thomas Davis III 25
Bill Delahunt 100
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75
Norm Dicks 75
John Dingell 100
John Doolittle 25
Thelma Drake 25
David Dreier 25
Chet Edwards 50
Vern Ehlers 25
Jo Ann Emerson 25
Philip English 25
Bob Etheridge 100
Terry Everett 25
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 33
Bob Filner 100
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 25
Jim Gerlach 25
Wayne Gilchrest 25
Phil Gingrey 25
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Bart Gordon 33
Ralph Hall 25
Jane Harman 100
J. Dennis Hastert 0
Doc Hastings 50
Robert Hayes 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 50
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 33
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
Darlene Hooley 75
Kenny Hulshof 0
Duncan Hunter 50
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100
William Jefferson 75
Tim Johnson 25
Paul Kanjorski 50
Ric Keller 25
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Jack Kingston 25
Joseph Knollenberg 25
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Ray LaHood 0
Tom Lantos 100
Tom Latham 25
Steve LaTourette 25
Jerry Lewis 25
Ron Lewis 0
John Linder 25
Dan Lungren 25
Connie Mack IV 50
Don Manzullo 25
Jim Marshall 50
Jim Matheson 25
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Thaddeus McCotter 50
James McCrery III 25
John McHugh 50
Mike McIntyre 50
Buck McKeon 25
Michael McNulty 75
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50
Mike Michaud 100
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 100
Brad Miller 100
Alan Mollohan 100
Dennis Moore 50
Jim Moran, Jr. 75
Jack Murtha 100
Marilyn Musgrave 0
Sue Myrick 25
Jim Oberstar 100
Dave Obey 100
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 50
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 25
Tom Petri 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Todd Platts 25
Earl Pomeroy 66
Jon Porter, Sr. 25
Deborah Pryce 25
George Radanovich 50
Nick Rahall II 100
James Ramstad 25
Ralph Regula 25
Denny Rehberg 50
Richard Renzi 25
Silvestre Reyes 100
Thomas Reynolds 25
Mike Rogers 25
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 100
John Salazar 50
Jim Saxton 25
Jean Schmidt 50
Allyson Schwartz 100
John Shadegg 0
Christopher Shays 25
Ike Skelton 25
Vic Snyder 75
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 33
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 0
Bart Stupak 100
John Sullivan 25
Tom Tancredo 50
John Tanner 25
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 50
Lee Terry 0
Todd Tiahrt 25
John Tierney 100
Ed Towns 66
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100
Mark Udall 75
James Walsh 25
Zach Wamp 25
Diane Watson 100
Mel Watt 100
Henry Waxman 100
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 0
Gerald Weller 25
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 75
Frank Wolf 25
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 100
Bill Young 0
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady 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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