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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 33%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 17%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Nancy Boyda 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Christopher Carney 83%
Mike Castle 83%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 67%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 33%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 83%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 17%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Brad Ellsworth 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 0%
Luis Fortuño 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 100%
John Hall 17%
Phil Hare 17%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Paul Hodes 17%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 17%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 83%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 67%
Steve Kagen 33%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 80%
Nicholas Lampson 80%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 25%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 67%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Tim Mahoney 67%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 100%
Michael McNulty 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 83%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 83%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 33%
Patrick Murphy 17%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 17%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 17%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Heath Shuler 83%
Ike Skelton 40%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 20%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 83%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 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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