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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 17%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 33%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 50%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 50%
Brian Baird 67%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 17%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 83%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
Tim Bishop 33%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 67%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 67%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 33%
Barbara Boxer 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Corrine Brown 17%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 50%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 67%
Chris Cannon 67%
Eric Cantor 50%
Lois Capps 33%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Mike Castle 67%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Howard Coble 0%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 33%
Ander Crenshaw 67%
Artur Davis 17%
Geoff Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 17%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 33%
James DeMint 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 33%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 17%
David Dreier 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 33%
Sam Farr 33%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 33%
Tom Feeney 33%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 33%
Randy Forbes 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 33%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Scott Garrett 17%
Jim Gerlach 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
Judd Gregg 67%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 50%
Tom Harkin 17%
Jane Harman 67%
Doc Hastings 33%
Robert Hayes 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 67%
Thomas Holden 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 33%
Mike Honda 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Steve Israel 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 33%
William Jefferson 83%
Tim Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Richard Keller 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
John Kerry 33%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Jack Kingston 50%
Mark Kirk 83%
John Kline 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 33%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
John Kuhl, Jr. 67%
Jon Kyl 50%
Mary Landrieu 33%
Tom Latham 67%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
Carl Levin 17%
Jerry Lewis 67%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 33%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 67%
Jim Marshall 17%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 67%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 67%
Jim McDermott 67%
John McHugh 17%
Mike McIntyre 0%
Buck McKeon 50%
Michael McNulty 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 17%
John Mica 50%
Mike Michaud 33%
Barbara Mikulski 17%
Candice Miller 17%
Gary Miller 33%
George Miller 50%
Jeff Miller 17%
Brad Miller 33%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 33%
Jim Moran, Jr. 83%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 33%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 67%
Randy Neugebauer 50%
Jim Oberstar 17%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ed Pastor 33%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 33%
John Peterson 50%
Tom Petri 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Joe Pitts 33%
Todd Platts 33%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Mark Pryor 50%
Adam Putnam 50%
George Radanovich 33%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 67%

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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