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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance to Stop the War on the Poor

2007-2008 Positions on Affordable Energy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 5%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 84%
Max Baucus 5%
Evan Bayh 15%
Melissa Bean 15%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 21%
Judy Biggert 78%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
Nancy Boyda 21%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 86%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 11%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 5%
Christopher Carney 21%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 31%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 37%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Travis Childers 42%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 38%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 21%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 15%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 21%
Thomas Davis III 82%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 66%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 65%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 95%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 5%
Thelma Drake 94%
David Dreier 88%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Brad Ellsworth 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 94%
Philip English 89%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 94%
Tom Feeney 94%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 57%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 94%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 26%
Paul Gillmor 87%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 22%
Judd Gregg 68%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 10%
Jane Harman 5%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 62%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 31%
Baron Hill 21%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 94%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 21%
Darlene Hooley 5%
Kenny Hulshof 94%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 78%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 21%
Tim Johnson 63%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 88%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 5%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Ron Klein 6%
Joseph Knollenberg 78%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 78%
Jon Kyl 94%
Ray LaHood 66%
Nicholas Lampson 81%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 84%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 94%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 5%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 88%
Tim Mahoney 10%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 42%
Melquiades Martinez 68%
Thaddeus McCotter 94%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 78%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 15%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 5%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 10%
Marilyn Musgrave 94%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 10%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 53%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 94%
Todd Platts 73%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 63%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 36%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 94%
Richard Renzi 94%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 94%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Mike Ross 36%
Steve Rothman 5%
Ken Salazar 0%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 62%
Jean Schmidt 94%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 21%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 18%
Gordon Smith 15%
Olympia Snowe 10%
Vic Snyder 15%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 89%
Zack Space 36%
Arlen Specter 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 5%

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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