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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Hospital Association

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25%
John Hall 86%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 57%
Phil Hare 71%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
Jane Harman 43%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 43%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 43%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
Robert Hayes 86%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 86%
Baron Hill 57%
Maurice Hinchey 86%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 29%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 86%
David Lee Hobson 14%
Paul Hodes 71%
Pete Hoekstra 14%
Thomas Holden 71%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 43%
Darlene Hooley 71%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 14%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 14%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 43%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 57%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 43%
William Jefferson 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 29%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
Tim Johnson 57%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 57%
Walter Jones, Sr. 57%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
Steve Kagen 71%
Paul Kanjorski 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 29%
Ric Keller 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 57%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 43%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 29%
Ron Klein 71%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 29%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 14%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
John Kuhl, Jr. 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 86%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 14%
Nicholas Lampson 43%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 43%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 71%
Steve LaTourette 29%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
Jerry Lewis 14%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 57%
Ron Lewis 57%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 14%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 86%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 43%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 14%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
Connie Mack IV 29%
Tim Mahoney 43%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
Don Manzullo 86%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 14%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 71%
Jim Marshall 86%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 29%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 43%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 29%
John McHugh 86%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 14%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 71%
Michael McNulty 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 43%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 43%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 29%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 43%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 29%
Brad Miller 71%
Harry Mitchell 43%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 86%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 57%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 86%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
Patrick Murphy 71%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 86%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
Jack Murtha 71%
Marilyn Musgrave 14%
Sue Myrick 29%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 71%
Ben Nelson 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 29%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 29%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 86%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 57%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 86%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 57%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 57%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
John Peterson 71%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 43%
Todd Platts 86%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 43%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 57%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 86%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 57%
Deborah Pryce 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 14%
George Radanovich 29%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
James Ramstad 71%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
Ralph Regula 14%
Denny Rehberg 43%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
Richard Renzi 43%

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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