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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 17%
Melissa Bean 62%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 38%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
Judy Biggert 75%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 38%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 62%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 62%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 62%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
Julia Carson 25%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
Ben Chandler III 38%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
Norm Coleman 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 75%
Kent Conrad 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 38%
Barbara Cubin 62%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
Geoff Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 62%
Lincoln Davis 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
Thomas Davis III 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Bill Delahunt 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
Norm Dicks 38%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
John Doolittle 62%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 25%
Thelma Drake 75%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Terry Everett 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Tom Feeney 62%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 62%
Barney Frank 25%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 62%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
Bart Gordon 62%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 62%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 38%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 38%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 25%

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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