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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
Gary Ackerman 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
John Adler 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 60%
Rob Andrews 20%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
John Boccieri 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
Bobby Bright 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Scott Brown 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 66%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Roland Burris 50%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
Robert Byrd 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 75%
Joseph Cao 60%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
Mike Castle 60%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Travis Childers 60%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 20%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
Kathy Dahlkemper 40%
Artur Davis 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 20%
Bill Delahunt 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
James DeMint 75%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 80%
Norm Dicks 20%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 40%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 20%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 20%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
Bob Etheridge 20%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 20%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 20%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
Judd Gregg 75%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20%

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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