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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
James DeMint 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
Dick Lugar 92%
John Sununu 92%
Craig Thomas 92%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 92%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
George Voinovich 92%
John Warner 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
David Lee Hobson 88%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 88%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 88%
George Radanovich 88%
Mark Souder 88%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 88%
Norm Coleman 83%
Larry Craig 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 75%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Judy Biggert 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 75%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 75%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
Mike Castle 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
Geoff Davis 75%
Thomas Davis III 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Thelma Drake 75%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
Philip English 75%
Terry Everett 75%
Michael Ferguson 75%
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%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
Robert Hayes 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Pete Hoekstra 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 75%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
Ric Keller 75%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
John Kuhl, Jr. 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 75%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Jerry Lewis 75%
Ron Lewis 75%
John Linder 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75%
Dan Lungren 75%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 75%
James McCrery III 75%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 75%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 75%
Ben Nelson 75%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 75%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 75%
John Peterson 75%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 75%
Todd Platts 75%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 75%
Deborah Pryce 75%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 75%
Ralph Regula 75%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 75%
Richard Renzi 75%
Thomas Reynolds 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 75%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 75%
Jim Saxton 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
John Shadegg 75%
Christopher Shays 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 75%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 75%
Cliff Stearns 75%
John Sullivan 75%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 75%
Gerald Weller 75%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 75%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 75%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
Heather Wilson 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 75%
Bill Young 75%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Melissa Bean 62%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 62%
Dan Boren 62%

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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