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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 25%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 25%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 25%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 50%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 50%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 100%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
John Ensign 25%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 50%
Mark Kirk 50%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 25%
Mary Landrieu 25%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 75%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 50%
Candice Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 50%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 50%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Mark Pryor 50%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 50%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 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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