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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Western Organization of Resource Councils

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
David Wu 100%
Max Baucus 86%
Kent Conrad 86%
Ken Salazar 86%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
Darlene Hooley 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 83%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
Gordon Smith 57%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 29%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 29%
Wayne Allard 14%
Larry Craig 14%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
Barbara Cubin 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%
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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