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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 56%
Gary Ackerman 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 65%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 59%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 66%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 56%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 86%
Melissa Bean 56%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 56%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 59%
Howard Berman 59%
Marion Berry 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 81%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 59%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 65%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 71%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 63%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 65%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 59%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 69%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 72%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 59%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 65%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 57%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 37%
Dan Burton 68%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 69%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 41%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 65%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 69%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 59%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 60%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 81%
Julia Carson 57%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 56%
Mike Castle 61%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 69%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 37%
Ben Chandler III 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 52%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 71%
Hillary Clinton 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 59%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 43%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 68%
Norm Coleman 78%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 60%
Kent Conrad 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 65%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 57%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 77%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 65%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 65%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
Barbara Cubin 69%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 52%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 60%
Artur Davis 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 52%
Geoff Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
Thomas Davis III 65%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 65%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 63%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 65%
Bill Delahunt 52%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
James DeMint 43%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 69%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
Norm Dicks 60%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 66%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 65%
Thelma Drake 60%
David Dreier 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 47%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 59%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 65%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 56%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 65%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 65%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 70%
Tom Feeney 65%
Russ Feingold 68%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 52%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 26%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 69%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 69%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 65%
Barney Frank 52%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 56%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 56%
Elton Gallegly 69%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 56%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 59%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Paul Gillmor 66%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 63%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 69%
Bart Gordon 59%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 56%
Judd Gregg 31%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 47%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 65%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
Jane Harman 72%
J. Dennis Hastert 4%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 47%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 65%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
Robert Hayes 59%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 39%
Wally Herger, Jr. 59%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60%
Maurice Hinchey 63%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 56%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 63%

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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