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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 55%
Rob Andrews 70%
Michael Arcuri 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 82%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 25%
Brian Baird 88%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 18%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Max Baucus 88%
Evan Bayh 88%
Melissa Bean 73%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 70%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 91%
Judy Biggert 18%
Brian Bilbray 18%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 13%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Dan Boren 27%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 73%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 9%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
Bruce Braley 91%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 82%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Ginny Brown-Waite 9%
Jim Bunning 14%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 9%
John Campbell III 9%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 82%
Russ Carnahan 91%
Christopher Carney 55%
Mike Castle 55%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 73%
Howard Coble 11%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 75%
Jerry Costello 91%
Ander Crenshaw 22%
Artur Davis 64%
Geoff Davis 9%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 18%
Norm Dicks 82%
John Dingell 82%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 9%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 36%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 91%
Randy Forbes 9%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Scott Garrett 9%
Jim Gerlach 18%
Gabrielle Giffords 73%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Bart Gordon 55%
Judd Gregg 14%
John Hall 91%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 91%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 91%
Doc Hastings 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 73%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 75%
Paul Hodes 91%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 64%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 18%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Steve Israel 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 36%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 91%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 82%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Jack Kingston 18%
Mark Kirk 45%
Ron Klein 67%
John Kline 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Latham 27%
Steve LaTourette 27%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 57%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 9%
Don Manzullo 18%
Jim Marshall 9%
Melquiades Martinez 25%
Jim Matheson 27%
Carolyn McCarthy 82%
Thaddeus McCotter 9%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 36%
Mike McIntyre 55%
Buck McKeon 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 27%
John Mica 9%
Mike Michaud 91%
Barbara Mikulski 88%
Candice Miller 9%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 82%
Harry Mitchell 55%
Alan Mollohan 73%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 73%
Jack Murtha 91%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 75%
Randy Neugebauer 9%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 71%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 36%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 36%
Earl Pomeroy 64%
Mark Pryor 63%
Adam Putnam 9%
George Radanovich 10%
Nick Rahall II 73%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 18%
Harry Reid 88%
Silvestre Reyes 82%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 73%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 55%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 64%
Loretta Sanchez 80%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 73%
John Shadegg 0%

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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