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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
Gary Ackerman 20%
John Adler 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 60%
Rob Andrews 20%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
John Boccieri 40%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Bobby Bright 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Scott Brown 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 66%
Roland Burris 50%
Dan Burton 100%
Robert Byrd 33%
Joseph Cao 60%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 60%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Travis Childers 60%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 40%
Kathy Dahlkemper 40%
Artur Davis 60%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Bill Delahunt 20%
James DeMint 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 20%
Chris Dodd 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 20%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 20%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 75%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 100%
John Hall 20%
Debbie Halvorson 20%
Phil Hare 20%
Jane Harman 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 66%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 20%
Paul Hodes 20%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 60%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Tim Johnson 80%
Steve Kagen 25%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
Mary Jo Kilroy 20%
Larry Kissell 60%
Ron Klein 20%
Herb Kohl 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 100%
George LeMieux 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 80%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Betsy Markey 40%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Eric Massa 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McMahon 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
Brad Miller 20%
Walt Minnick 80%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 20%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 50%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 75%
Glenn Nye III 80%
Jim Oberstar 20%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 20%
Tom Perriello 20%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
George Radanovich 80%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 20%
Laura Richardson 20%
Ciro Rodriguez 40%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 20%
Mark Schauer 40%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 20%
John Shadegg 75%
Heath Shuler 40%
Ike Skelton 40%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 25%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 40%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 20%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 60%
Harry Teague 40%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 20%
George Voinovich 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 20%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 20%
Robert Wexler 20%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 40%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 20%
Bill Young 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
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%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 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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