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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Council of Engineering Companies

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 64%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 55%
Michael Arcuri 58%
Joe Baca, Sr. 58%
Brian Baird 67%
J. Gresham Barrett 55%
Roscoe Bartlett 67%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 58%
Bob Bennett 60%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 45%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 56%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 64%
Mary Bono Mack 82%
Dan Boren 73%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Nancy Boyda 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 60%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 50%
Chris Cannon 73%
Eric Cantor 75%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Russ Carnahan 58%
Christopher Carney 64%
Mike Castle 50%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 60%
Ben Chandler III 58%
Travis Childers 60%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Hillary Clinton 38%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 67%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 75%
Barbara Cubin 89%
Artur Davis 58%
David Davis 82%
Geoff Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 45%
James DeMint 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 44%
Elizabeth Dole 70%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 67%
Byron Dorgan 60%
Thelma Drake 83%
David Dreier 67%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Brad Ellsworth 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 58%
Terry Everett 73%
Tom Feeney 64%
Russ Feingold 40%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 50%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Gabrielle Giffords 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 58%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 30%
John Hall 50%
Phil Hare 64%
Jane Harman 58%
Robert Hayes 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 58%
Paul Hodes 58%
Pete Hoekstra 58%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 58%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 63%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 58%
William Jefferson 64%
Tim Johnson 83%
Steve Kagen 73%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 60%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 58%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 58%
Ron Klein 58%
Joseph Knollenberg 73%
Herb Kohl 40%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
John Kuhl, Jr. 83%
Jon Kyl 40%
Ray LaHood 64%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 55%
Dick Lugar 56%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 67%
Tim Mahoney 67%
Don Manzullo 75%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
James McCrery III 58%
John McHugh 82%
Michael McNulty 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 73%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 58%
Brad Miller 58%
Harry Mitchell 58%
Alan Mollohan 58%
Dennis Moore 58%
Patrick Murphy 50%
Jack Murtha 55%
Marilyn Musgrave 67%
Sue Myrick 82%
Ben Nelson 60%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 58%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56%
Ron Paul 55%
Donald Payne 45%
John Peterson 90%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 58%
Jon Porter, Sr. 92%
Deborah Pryce 75%
David Pryor 60%
George Radanovich 64%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 58%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Richard Renzi 83%
Silvestre Reyes 58%
Thomas Reynolds 73%
Laura Richardson 71%
Ciro Rodriguez 58%
Mike Ross 75%
Steve Rothman 58%
Ken Salazar 60%
William Sali 75%
Jim Saxton 73%
Jean Schmidt 92%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 58%
John Shadegg 33%
Christopher Shays 67%
Heath Shuler 67%
Ike Skelton 58%
Gordon Smith 67%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 67%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 75%
Zack Space 67%
Arlen Specter 90%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Ted Stevens 56%
Bart Stupak 50%

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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