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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 17%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 33%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 33%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Mike Michaud 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 50%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 60%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 33%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 33%
James Ramstad 67%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 67%
Ken Salazar 83%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 17%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
John Schwarz 33%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 83%
Ike Skelton 0%
Gordon Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 33%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 17%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 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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