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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Kids

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 49%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 28%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 91%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Brad Ellsworth 94%
Jo Ann Emerson 41%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 92%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 29%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 91%
Judd Gregg 15%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 68%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 88%
Baron Hill 91%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 19%
Thomas Holden 91%
Duncan Hunter 23%
Kay Hutchison 46%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 12%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 52%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 85%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 94%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Larry Kissell 85%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 79%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 71%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 8%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 38%
George LeMieux 0%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
John Linder 6%
William Lipinski 97%
Dick Lugar 46%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Don Manzullo 28%
Betsy Markey 85%
Jim Marshall 82%
Eric Massa 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 41%
Michael McMahon 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 71%
Harry Mitchell 88%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Frank Murkowski 54%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 23%
Ben Nelson 69%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 2%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 87%
Todd Platts 68%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
George Radanovich 22%
Denny Rehberg 41%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 94%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 94%
Jean Schmidt 23%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 82%
E.G. Shuster 21%
Ike Skelton 94%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 23%
Zack Space 94%
Arlen Specter 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 20%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 93%
Gene Taylor 63%
Harry Teague 85%
Todd Tiahrt 18%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 15%
Zach Wamp 24%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 47%

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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