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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: CNET News

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 47%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 44%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 45%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 31%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 42.11%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 47.37%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 31%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 47%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 53%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 35%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 44%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 47%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 44%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 53%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 36%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 39%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 42%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 42%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 38%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 31%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 58%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 47%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 27%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 44%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 42%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 47%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 47%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 53%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 45%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 44%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 25%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 44%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 43%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 37%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 45%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 42%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 58%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 63%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 58%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 38%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 42%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 30%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 47%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 37%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 38%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 15%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 42%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 45%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 44%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 37%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 42%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 53%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 56%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 45%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 47%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 53%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 39%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25%

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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