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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 17%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 83%
Mike Castle 83%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 83%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 33%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 83%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 0%

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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