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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Keep America Safe

2001-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James DeMint 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 96%
Norm Dicks 26%
Chris Dodd 18%
Byron Dorgan 18%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 15%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 88%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Bill Emerson 100%
John Ensign 97%
Bob Etheridge 44%
Russ Feingold 7%
Bob Filner 7%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 96%
Gabrielle Giffords 39%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Bart Gordon 63%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 85%
John Hall 33%
Debbie Halvorson 46%
Phil Hare 6%
Jane Harman 23%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 76%
Baron Hill 37%
Maurice Hinchey 11%
Paul Hodes 28%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 59%
Kay Hutchison 96%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 92%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 4%
Tim Johnson 70%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 31%
Ted Kaufman 14%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 22%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Mary Jo Kilroy 8%
Larry Kissell 38%
Ron Klein 53%
Herb Kohl 17%
Suzanne Kosmas 54%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 62%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 97%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Chris Lee 92%
George LeMieux 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 71%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 78%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 91%
Don Manzullo 89%
Betsy Markey 38%
Jim Marshall 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 96%
Michael McMahon 62%
Carrie Meek 24%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 71%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 42%
Harry Mitchell 61%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 44%
Patrick Murphy 28%
Scott Murphy 38%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 66%
Glenn Nye III 46%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 26%
Ron Paul 5%
Donald Payne 4%
Tom Perriello 31%
Todd Platts 96%
Earl Pomeroy 44%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 22%
Laura Richardson 13%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Ross 59%
Steve Rothman 19%
Mark Schauer 31%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 11%
John Shadegg 100%
Heath Shuler 47%
Ike Skelton 38%
Olympia Snowe 88%
Vic Snyder 30%
Zack Space 83%
Arlen Specter 68%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 17%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 11%
John Tanner 60%
Gene Taylor 81%
Harry Teague 62%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 7%
George Voinovich 93%
Zach Wamp 96%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 4%
Jim Webb, Jr. 47%
Anthony Weiner 17%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 33%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 11%
Bill Young 96%

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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