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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 14%
Judy Biggert 57%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 86%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 14%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 86%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 14%
Kent Conrad 71%
Jerry Costello 29%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 43%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 71%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 71%
Vern Ehlers 43%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 88%
Michael Ferguson 29%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 57%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 71%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 71%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 71%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 29%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 14%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 86%
James Merrill Jeffords 88%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 43%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 14%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 43%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 57%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 14%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 13%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 43%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 14%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 86%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 29%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 14%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 14%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 25%
Robert William Ney 14%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 86%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 14%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 29%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 86%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 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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