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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 69%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 43%
Thomas Allen 56%
Rob Andrews 59%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 86%
Melissa Bean 56%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 59%
Howard Berman 59%
Marion Berry 65%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 63%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 59%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 72%
Henry Brown, Jr. 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 40%
Dan Burton 68%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 65%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 60%
Julia Carson 57%
Mike Castle 61%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hillary Clinton 81%
Norm Coleman 78%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 65%
Barbara Cubin 69%
Artur Davis 73%
Geoff Davis 69%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 69%
Thomas Davis III 65%
Bill Delahunt 52%
James DeMint 43%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 60%
Chris Dodd 75%
Elizabeth Dole 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 60%
Byron Dorgan 66%
Thelma Drake 60%
David Dreier 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 59%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
Philip English 69%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 65%
Tom Feeney 65%
Russ Feingold 68%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 52%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Barney Frank 52%
Elton Gallegly 69%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Paul Gillmor 66%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
Bart Gordon 59%
Judd Gregg 31%
Jane Harman 72%
J. Dennis Hastert 4%
Robert Hayes 59%
Wally Herger, Jr. 59%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Maurice Hinchey 63%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 63%
Darlene Hooley 65%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 54%
Daniel Inouye 87%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 56%
William Jefferson 69%
Tim Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Ric Keller 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Patrick Kennedy 66%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 81%
Dennis Kucinich 52%
John Kuhl, Jr. 69%
Jon Kyl 37%
Ray LaHood 72%
Tom Lantos 65%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 69%
Joe Lieberman 92%
Blanche Lincoln 87%
John Linder 57%
Trent Lott, Sr. 56%
Dick Lugar 56%
Dan Lungren 65%
Connie Mack IV 65%
Don Manzullo 68%
Jim Marshall 71%
Melquiades Martinez 46%
Thaddeus McCotter 73%
James McCrery III 65%
John McHugh 71%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 55%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 63%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 65%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 63%
Brad Miller 65%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jack Murtha 77%
Marilyn Musgrave 65%
Sue Myrick 63%
Ben Nelson 68%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
Jim Oberstar 69%
Dave Obey 54%
John Olver 55%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
Ron Paul 30%
Donald Payne 64%
John Peterson 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 69%
Todd Platts 73%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 69%
Deborah Pryce 60%
George Radanovich 71%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 65%
Denny Rehberg 65%
Richard Renzi 69%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 65%
Mike Ross 68%
Steve Rothman 57%
Ken Salazar 80%
Jim Saxton 65%
Jean Schmidt 66%
John Shadegg 56%
Christopher Shays 63%
Ike Skelton 73%
Gordon Smith 53%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 65%
Hilda Solis 56%
Mark Souder 73%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Pete Stark 52%
Cliff Stearns 69%
Ted Stevens 50%
Bart Stupak 68%
John Sullivan 68%
John Sununu 26%
Tom Tancredo 52%
John Tanner 65%
Ellen Tauscher 73%
Gene Taylor 69%
Craig Thomas 43%
Todd Tiahrt 61%
Ed Towns 68%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 47%
George Voinovich 68%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 63%
John Warner 56%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 52%

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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