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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 38%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 17%
Melissa Bean 62%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 38%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 75%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 38%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 62%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 17%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Julia Carson 25%
Mike Castle 75%
Ben Chandler III 38%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 83%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 62%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 62%
Lincoln Davis 62%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Bill Delahunt 25%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 38%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
John Doolittle 62%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 75%
David Dreier 75%
Chet Edwards 62%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Terry Everett 75%
Tom Feeney 62%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 25%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 62%
Bart Gordon 62%
Judd Gregg 100%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Robert Hayes 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 38%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Thomas Holden 38%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 62%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 75%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
William Jefferson 62%
Tim Johnson 62%
Paul Kanjorski 12%
Ric Keller 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Herb Kohl 17%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
John Kuhl, Jr. 75%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 62%
Tom Lantos 25%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
John Linder 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 92%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 62%
Jim Marshall 38%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 62%
James McCrery III 75%
John McHugh 50%
Michael McNulty 12%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jack Murtha 38%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 62%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Ron Paul 62%
Donald Payne 12%
John Peterson 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
Todd Platts 75%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Deborah Pryce 75%
George Radanovich 88%
James Ramstad 62%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 62%
Richard Renzi 75%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 75%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 50%
Ken Salazar 17%
Jim Saxton 75%
Jean Schmidt 50%
John Shadegg 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
Ike Skelton 62%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 88%
Arlen Specter 42%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 92%
Tom Tancredo 62%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 38%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 92%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12%
George Voinovich 92%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 92%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
Anthony Weiner 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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