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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 95%
Jason Altmire 25%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 25%
Steve Austria 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Brian Baird 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
John Barrow 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 8%
Evan Bayh 32%
Melissa Bean 15%
Mark Begich 12%
Bob Bennett 92%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 32%
Judy Biggert 95%
Brian Bilbray 95%
Jeff Bingaman 4%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boccieri 5%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 95%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 68%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 37%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 75%
Paul Broun 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 82%
Jim Bunning 95%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 94%
Robert Byrd 12%
Dave Camp 95%
John Campbell III 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 70%
Dennis Cardoza 5%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 5%
Mike Castle 70%
Saxby Chambliss 96%
Ben Chandler III 35%
Travis Childers 50%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 4%
Jerry Costello 5%
Mark Critz 25%
Kathy Dahlkemper 10%
Artur Davis 33%
Geoff Davis 95%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
Charles Djou 75%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 4%
David Dreier 95%
Steve Driehaus 10%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Brad Ellsworth 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
John Ensign 96%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 23%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Jim Gerlach 90%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 5%
Judd Gregg 90%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 75%
Kay Hagan 8%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 0%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 45%
Baron Hill 15%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 30%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 100%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 90%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ted Kaufman 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 25%
Ron Klein 10%
Herb Kohl 4%
Suzanne Kosmas 25%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 55%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 96%
Mary Landrieu 15%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 85%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 84%
George LeMieux 94%
Carl Levin 4%
Jerry Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 95%
Dick Lugar 88%
Dan Lungren 95%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Dan Maffei 0%
Don Manzullo 100%
Betsy Markey 20%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 70%
Eric Massa 31%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 90%
John McHugh 60%
Buck McKeon 90%
Michael McMahon 35%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 35%
Mike Michaud 5%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 65%
Harry Mitchell 45%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 6%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Scott Murphy 8%
Jack Murtha 8%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 8%
Glenn Nye III 55%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Bill Owens 15%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 17%
Tom Petri 85%
Todd Platts 85%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Mark Pryor 23%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 5%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 12%
Ciro Rodriguez 5%
Mike Rogers 95%

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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