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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
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%
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 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. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
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%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 100%
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%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
John Boehner 0%
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%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 83%
Mike Castle 83%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
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%
John Dingell 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%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
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 Gerlach 50%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Doc Hastings 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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 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%
Bobby Jindal 0%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Tim Johnson 33%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Richard Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 17%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 83%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%

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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