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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Western Organization of Resource Councils

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Max Baucus 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Byron Dorgan 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Larry Craig 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
William Sali 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%

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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