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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 41%
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%
J. Gresham Barrett 41%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 66%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 75%
Bob Bennett 75%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 72%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 83%
Brian Bilbray 58%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 83%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Dan Boren 83%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Bruce Braley 83%
Paul Broun 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 57%
Dan Burton 25%
Steve Buyer 58%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 66%
John Campbell III 50%
Eric Cantor 58%
Dennis Cardoza 83%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 75%
Saxby Chambliss 87%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Travis Childers 80%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 42%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 75%
Artur Davis 81%
Geoff Davis 41%
Lincoln Davis 75%
Bill Delahunt 66%
James DeMint 12%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 87%
David Dreier 83%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Brad Ellsworth 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
John Ensign 62%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Russ Feingold 75%
Bob Filner 75%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 63%
Jim Gerlach 75%
Gabrielle Giffords 83%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 75%
John Hall 83%
Ralph Hall 66%
Phil Hare 81%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 81%
Doc Hastings 41%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Baron Hill 72%
Maurice Hinchey 72%
Paul Hodes 75%
Pete Hoekstra 58%
Thomas Holden 75%
Rush Holt, Jr. 83%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 58%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
Tim Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 85%
Steve Kagen 75%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Jack Kingston 58%
Ron Klein 83%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 72%
Jon Kyl 37%
Mary Landrieu 71%
Tom Latham 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 87%
Jerry Lewis 58%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 25%
Dick Lugar 85%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 83%
Melquiades Martinez 87%
Jim Matheson 66%
Carolyn McCarthy 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 58%
John McHugh 83%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 58%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 81%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 91%
Mike Michaud 75%
Gary Miller 81%
George Miller 90%
Brad Miller 83%
Harry Mitchell 83%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 81%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 83%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 81%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
Ed Pastor 81%
Ron Paul 12%
Donald Payne 80%
Tom Petri 50%
Todd Platts 66%
Earl Pomeroy 83%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 80%
Nick Rahall II 75%
Denny Rehberg 75%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Mike Rogers 58%
Mike Ross 83%
Steve Rothman 75%
John Salazar 75%
Jean Schmidt 75%
Allyson Schwartz 83%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 90%
John Shadegg 33%
Carol Shea-Porter 75%
Heath Shuler 72%
Ike Skelton 83%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 66%
Zack Space 83%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 36%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 50%
Betty Sutton 83%
John Tanner 91%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
Gene Taylor 81%
Lee Terry 75%
Todd Tiahrt 45%
John Tierney 83%
Ed Towns 83%
Mark Udall 75%
George Voinovich 62%
Zach Wamp 58%
Diane Watson 81%
Mel Watt 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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