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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Council of Engineering Companies

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 80%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 50%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 67%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 58%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 58%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 70%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 58%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 43%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 60%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 56%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 58%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 60%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 70%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 60%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 67%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 70%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 67%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 58%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 58%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 58%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 64%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 44%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 55%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 58%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 42%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 58%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 83%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 58%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 67%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 58%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 83%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 73%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 58%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 83%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 58%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 42%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 58%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 42%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 83%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 73%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 42%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 58%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 58%

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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