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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 13%
Wayne Allard 8%
George Allen 25%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 56%
Charlie Bass 38%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 67%
Melissa Bean 69%
Bob Beauprez 6%
Bob Bennett 42%
Shelley Berkley 81%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 69%
Judy Biggert 25%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 6%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 19%
Jim Bunning 9%
Conrad Burns 25%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 73%
Russ Carnahan 88%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 69%
Mike Castle 44%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 13%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 58%
Jerry Costello 80%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 44%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Artur Davis 63%
Geoff Davis 6%
James Davis 82%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 44%
Thomas Davis III 47%
Bill Delahunt 94%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 81%
Chris Dodd 92%
Elizabeth Dole 17%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 6%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 31%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 6%
Tom Feeney 13%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 31%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 6%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 18%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 19%
Bart Gordon 69%
Mark Green 19%
Judd Gregg 36%
Gilbert Gutknecht 31%
Jane Harman 88%
Katherine Harris 25%
Melissa Hart 6%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 6%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 19%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 19%
Kenny Hulshof 19%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 14%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 88%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Nancy Johnson 31%
Tim Johnson 38%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 13%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 19%
Herb Kohl 92%
James Kolbe 19%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 19%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 27%
Tom Lantos 94%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
James Leach 88%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Blanche Lincoln 92%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 27%
Dick Lugar 58%
Dan Lungren 13%
Connie Mack IV 19%
Don Manzullo 20%
Jim Marshall 40%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 75%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 44%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 93%
Alan Mollohan 47%
Dennis Moore 75%
Jack Murtha 56%
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 42%
Robert William Ney 19%
Anne Northup 13%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 63%
Thomas William Osborne 19%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 13%
Ron Paul 69%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 13%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 13%
Todd Platts 44%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 69%
Jon Porter, Sr. 31%
Deborah Pryce 13%
George Radanovich 19%
James Ramstad 50%

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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