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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 11%
Thomas Holden 88%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 11%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 83%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 11%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 11%
Larry Kissell 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 66%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 22%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 25%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 11%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 11%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 11%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 16%
Eric Massa 100%
Jim Matheson 66%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
John McHugh 37%
Mike McIntyre 66%
Buck McKeon 11%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 77%
Mike Michaud 88%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 55%
Harry Mitchell 77%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 87%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 0%
Glenn Nye III 77%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 88%
Bill Owens 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 83%
Tom Petri 22%
Todd Platts 33%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 11%
Nick Rahall II 88%
Denny Rehberg 22%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 88%
Mike Rogers 11%
Mike Ross 77%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 88%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 11%
Aaron Schock 11%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 11%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Heath Shuler 55%
Ike Skelton 88%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Vic Snyder 87%
Mark Souder 11%
Zack Space 88%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 12%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 66%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 33%
Harry Teague 75%
Lee Terry 11%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 16%
Zach Wamp 11%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 88%
Frank Wolf 22%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 22%

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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