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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 56%
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%
Spencer Bachus 66%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 56%
Brian Baird 69%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 63%
John Barrow 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%
Joe Biden, Jr. 81%
Judy Biggert 65%
Brian Bilbray 87%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Tim Bishop 60%
John Boehner 71%
Kit Bond 31%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 63%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
Dan Boren 65%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 59%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 69%
Barbara Boxer 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 72%
Corrine Brown 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 65%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 40%
Dan Burton 68%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 69%
John Campbell III 41%
Chris Cannon 61%
Eric Cantor 65%
Lois Capps 59%
Dennis Cardoza 77%
Russ Carnahan 60%
Julia Carson 57%
Mike Castle 61%
Saxby Chambliss 37%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Hillary Clinton 81%
Howard Coble 63%
Thomas Coburn 43%
Norm Coleman 78%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 56%
Larry Craig 50%
Robert Cramer 65%
Ander Crenshaw 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%
John Dingell 73%
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%
Sam Farr 65%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 70%
Tom Feeney 65%
Russ Feingold 68%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 52%
Randy Forbes 69%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 72%
Barney Frank 52%
Elton Gallegly 69%
Scott Garrett 56%
Jim Gerlach 59%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Paul Gillmor 66%
Phil Gingrey 65%
Charlie Gonzalez 47%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 69%
Bart Gordon 59%
Judd Gregg 31%
Charles Hagel 50%
Ralph Hall 65%
Tom Harkin 75%
Jane Harman 72%
J. Dennis Hastert 4%
Doc Hastings 65%
Robert Hayes 59%
Wally Herger, Jr. 59%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 69%
Maurice Hinchey 63%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 56%
David Lee Hobson 68%
Pete Hoekstra 69%
Thomas Holden 63%
Rush Holt, Jr. 59%
Mike Honda 56%
Darlene Hooley 65%
Kenny Hulshof 69%
Duncan Hunter 63%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 54%
Daniel Inouye 87%
Steve Israel 65%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 56%
William Jefferson 69%
Bobby Jindal 65%
Tim Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Richard Keller 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Patrick Kennedy 66%
John Kerry 87%
Dale Kildee 69%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
Jack Kingston 71%
Mark Kirk 65%
John Kline 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 81%
Dennis Kucinich 52%
John Kuhl, Jr. 69%
Jon Kyl 37%
Ray LaHood 72%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Lantos 65%
Tom Latham 69%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Carl Levin 81%
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%
Jim Matheson 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 63%
Thaddeus McCotter 73%
James McCrery III 65%
Jim McDermott 60%
John McHugh 71%
Mike McIntyre 65%
Buck McKeon 65%
Michael McNulty 63%
Martin Meehan 55%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 63%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 65%
John Mica 68%
Mike Michaud 52%
Barbara Mikulski 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 63%
Candice Miller 72%
Gary Miller 59%
George Miller 50%
Jeff Miller 65%
Brad Miller 65%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jim Moran, Jr. 56%
Jack Murtha 77%
Marilyn Musgrave 65%
Sue Myrick 63%
Ben Nelson 68%
Randy Neugebauer 60%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 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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