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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2007-2008 Positions on County Government Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 81%
Gary Ackerman 81%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 41%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 85%
Rodney Alexander 81%
Jason Altmire 75%
Rob Andrews 81%
Michael Arcuri 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Michele Bachmann 58%
Spencer Bachus 83%
Brian Baird 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 71%
J. Gresham Barrett 41%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 72%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 83%
Brian Bilbray 58%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 66%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Tim Bishop 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 58%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 91%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 83%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 83%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 54%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 85%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 91%
Jim Bunning 57%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 58%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
Dan Burton 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
Steve Buyer 58%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
Dave Camp 66%
John Campbell III 50%
Eric Cantor 58%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 75%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 75%
Saxby Chambliss 87%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Travis Childers 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 42%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 83%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 58%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 77%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 87%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 75%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 36%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
Artur Davis 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
Geoff Davis 41%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 41%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 41%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
Bill Delahunt 66%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 83%
James DeMint 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 72%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 83%
Byron Dorgan 87%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 72%
David Dreier 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 16%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 50%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
John Ensign 62%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
Bob Etheridge 83%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 16%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25%
Barney Frank 83%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 16%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
Elton Gallegly 63%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 25%
Jim Gerlach 75%
Gabrielle Giffords 83%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
Phil Gingrey 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 70%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 87%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 70%
Judd Gregg 75%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 83%
John Hall 83%
Ralph Hall 66%
Phil Hare 81%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 81%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 81%
Doc Hastings 41%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 75%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 90%
Baron Hill 72%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 83%
Paul Hodes 75%
Pete Hoekstra 58%
Thomas Holden 75%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%

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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