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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
Gary Ackerman 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 42%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Wayne Allard 66%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 71%
Richard Armey 42%
Joe Baca, Sr. 66%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 83%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 71%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 57%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 85%
Cass Ballenger 57%
James Barcia 71%
Robert Barr, Jr. 57%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
Charlie Bass 57%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 66%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 57%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 85%
Douglas Bereuter 57%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 66%
Marion Berry 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 66%
Judy Biggert 66%
Michael Bilirakis 42%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
Rod Blagojevich 85%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 42%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 42%
David Edward Bonior 66%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Robert Borski, Jr. 85%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Rick Boucher 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 66%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 85%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 71%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 85%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 66%
Ed Bryant 42%
Jim Bunning 66%
Conrad Burns 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
Dan Burton 42%
Steve Buyer 42%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 57%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 28%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 57%
Ben Campbell 66%
Chris Cannon 42%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 71%
Julia Carson 85%
Mike Castle 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 42%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 66%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 57%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
Eva Clayton 85%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 71%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 66%
Michael Collins 57%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 57%
Gary Condit 71%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
John Cooksey 71%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 50%
William Coyne 85%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 71%
Philip Crane 66%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 71%
Barbara Cubin 42%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
Randall Cunningham 57%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 85%
James Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
Bill Delahunt 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 71%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 50%
Peter Deutsch 57%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 66%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 57%
Norm Dicks 71%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 71%
Chris Dodd 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 66%
Calvin Dooley 71%
John Doolittle 42%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 71%
David Dreier 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 57%
Jennifer Dunn 57%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 66%
John Edwards 33%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 71%
Philip English 57%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 71%
Terry Everett 42%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Russ Feingold 66%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 57%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 57%
Mark Foley 71%
Harold Ford, Jr. 66%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 42%
Barney Frank 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 57%
William Frist 66%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 42%
John Ganske 85%
George Gekas 66%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 42%
Bart Gordon 85%
Porter Goss 57%
Daniel Graham 66%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
William Phillip Gramm 33%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 42%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 66%
Mark Green 57%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 71%
James Greenwood 66%
Judd Gregg 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 71%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
Tony Hall 57%
James Hansen 57%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 42%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 66%
Robert Hayes 57%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 42%
Joel Hefley 50%
Jesse Helms 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 42%
Baron Hill 71%
Van Hilleary 42%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 57%
Maurice Hinchey 71%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 66%
David Lee Hobson 42%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 71%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 71%

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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