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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Hospital Association

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 29%
Rodney Alexander 57%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 71%
Jason Altmire 86%
Rob Andrews 29%
Michael Arcuri 71%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Brian Baird 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 57%
Judy Biggert 86%
Brian Bilbray 71%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 57%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 43%
Nancy Boyda 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 29%
Jim Bunning 25%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 25%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
Russ Carnahan 86%
Christopher Carney 71%
Mike Castle 57%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 75%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 86%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 43%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Artur Davis 71%
David Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 71%
Lincoln Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 43%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 43%
Chris Dodd 75%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Brad Ellsworth 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
Philip English 86%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 86%
Terry Everett 57%
Tom Feeney 29%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 57%
Bob Filner 71%
Luis Fortuño 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Barney Frank 86%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 57%
Wayne Gilchrest 29%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 86%
Bart Gordon 86%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 86%
Phil Hare 71%
Jane Harman 43%
Robert Hayes 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Baron Hill 57%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Paul Hodes 71%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 71%
Darlene Hooley 71%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 14%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
William Jefferson 71%
Tim Johnson 57%
Walter Jones, Sr. 57%
Steve Kagen 71%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
Ric Keller 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 43%
Ron Klein 71%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
John Kuhl, Jr. 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 86%
Nicholas Lampson 43%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 57%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 14%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 29%
Tim Mahoney 43%
Don Manzullo 86%
Jim Marshall 86%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 86%
Michael McNulty 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 43%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 43%
Brad Miller 71%
Harry Mitchell 43%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 86%
Patrick Murphy 71%
Jack Murtha 71%
Marilyn Musgrave 14%
Sue Myrick 29%
Ben Nelson 75%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 86%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 86%
John Peterson 71%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 57%
Todd Platts 86%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 57%
Deborah Pryce 43%
George Radanovich 29%
James Ramstad 71%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 43%
Richard Renzi 43%
Silvestre Reyes 86%
Thomas Reynolds 86%
Laura Richardson 14%
Ciro Rodriguez 71%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 86%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 43%
Jim Saxton 86%
Jean Schmidt 14%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 71%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 71%
Heath Shuler 43%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 50%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 71%
Hilda Solis 43%
Mark Souder 43%
Zack Space 57%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 43%
Ted Stevens 0%
Bart Stupak 57%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 25%
Betty Sutton 57%

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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