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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Federation for American Immigration Reform

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 19%
Todd Akin 77%
Rodney Alexander 69%
Wayne Allard 63%
Thomas Allen 15%
Jason Altmire 77%
Rob Andrews 20%
Michael Arcuri 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 38%
Melissa Bean 54%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 15%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 15%
Judy Biggert 77%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
Kit Bond 69%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 58%
Dan Boren 77%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Rick Boucher 23%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 23%
Nancy Boyda 62%
Henry Brown, Jr. 69%
Ginny Brown-Waite 85%
Jim Bunning 69%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 88%
Chris Cannon 69%
Eric Cantor 85%
Dennis Cardoza 25%
Russ Carnahan 15%
Christopher Carney 46%
Julia Carson 9%
Mike Castle 54%
Ben Chandler III 23%
Hillary Clinton 33%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 31%
Larry Craig 47%
Robert Cramer 54%
Barbara Cubin 70%
Artur Davis 23%
David Davis 83%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 46%
Thomas Davis III 69%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 8%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 81%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 81%
Thelma Drake 85%
David Dreier 62%
Chet Edwards 15%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Brad Ellsworth 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 77%
Philip English 77%
John Ensign 69%
Bob Etheridge 8%
Terry Everett 77%
Tom Feeney 77%
Russ Feingold 31%
Michael Ferguson 54%
Bob Filner 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Gabrielle Giffords 46%
Wayne Gilchrest 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 69%
Judd Gregg 44%
John Hall 23%
Phil Hare 15%
Jane Harman 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Robert Hayes 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 67%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 46%
Baron Hill 54%
Maurice Hinchey 15%
David Lee Hobson 62%
Paul Hodes 15%
Pete Hoekstra 77%
Thomas Holden 31%
Darlene Hooley 38%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 56%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 77%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 8%
Tim Johnson 92%
Steve Kagen 31%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 15%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Ron Klein 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 54%
Herb Kohl 25%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
John Kuhl, Jr. 69%
Jon Kyl 56%
Ray LaHood 73%
Nicholas Lampson 31%
Tom Lantos 8%
Steve LaTourette 62%
Frank Lautenberg 31%
Jerry Lewis 62%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 13%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 44%
Dick Lugar 31%
Dan Lungren 54%
Connie Mack IV 69%
Tim Mahoney 46%
Don Manzullo 85%
Jim Marshall 82%
Melquiades Martinez 38%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
James McCrery III 54%
John McHugh 62%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 8%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 54%
Brad Miller 8%
Harry Mitchell 54%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 31%
Patrick Murphy 85%
Jack Murtha 8%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 63%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 23%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 62%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 80%
Todd Platts 77%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Jon Porter, Sr. 77%
Deborah Pryce 69%
George Radanovich 62%
James Ramstad 77%
Ralph Regula 69%
Denny Rehberg 85%
Richard Renzi 77%
Silvestre Reyes 8%
Thomas Reynolds 62%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 8%
Ken Salazar 19%
William Sali 69%
Jim Saxton 62%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 23%
John Shadegg 77%
Christopher Shays 55%
Heath Shuler 92%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 63%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 8%
Mark Souder 77%
Zack Space 77%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 42%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 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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