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Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 17%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 42%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 62%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 17%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 17%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 92%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 25%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 62%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 62%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 38%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 62%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 62%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 38%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 25%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 62%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 38%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%

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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