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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 24%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 83%
George Allen 83%
Thomas Allen 18%
Rob Andrews 47%
Joe Baca, Sr. 24%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 94%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 35%
Charlie Bass 94%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 42%
Melissa Bean 88%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 41%
Howard Berman 41%
Marion Berry 47%
Judy Biggert 88%
Brian Bilbray 29%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 94%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 94%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 35%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 67%
Conrad Burns 75%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 17%
Chris Cannon 65%
Dennis Cardoza 53%
Russ Carnahan 47%
Julia Carson 12%
Edward Case 77%
Mike Castle 77%
Ben Chandler III 71%
Chris Chocola 94%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jon Corzine 8%
Jerry Costello 29%
Christopher Cox 53%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 88%
Barbara Cubin 94%
Randall Cunningham 53%
Artur Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 47%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 88%
Bill Delahunt 6%
Thomas DeLay 59%
James DeMint 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 77%
Norm Dicks 41%
Chris Dodd 33%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 94%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 94%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 94%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 59%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 82%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 6%
Mark Foley 94%
Harold Ford, Jr. 59%
Luis Fortuño 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 94%
Barney Frank 6%
William Frist 83%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 24%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 82%
Mark Green 94%
Judd Gregg 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 41%
Katherine Harris 82%
Melissa Hart 88%
J. Dennis Hastert 24%
Robert Hayes 94%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 94%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 77%
Maurice Hinchey 12%
David Lee Hobson 82%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 59%
Darlene Hooley 35%
John Nathan Hostettler 88%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 82%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 88%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
William Jefferson 18%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 82%
Tim Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 24%
Ric Keller 94%
Sue Kelly 94%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Mark Kennedy 88%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Dale Kildee 29%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 88%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
John Kuhl, Jr. 94%
Jon Kyl 83%
Ray LaHood 77%
Tom Lantos 29%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Frank Lautenberg 33%
James Leach 35%
Jerry Lewis 82%
Ron Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 58%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 65%
Trent Lott, Sr. 67%
Dick Lugar 75%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Marshall 88%
Melquiades Martinez 83%
Robert Matsui 18%
Thaddeus McCotter 94%
James McCrery III 94%
John McHugh 94%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 24%
Martin Meehan 6%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 41%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 18%
Brad Miller 47%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 59%
Jack Murtha 24%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 71%
Anne Northup 88%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 77%
Jim Oberstar 12%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 12%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Thomas William Osborne 88%
Major Owens 12%
Michael Oxley 77%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 6%
John Peterson 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 82%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 94%

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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