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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2007-2008 Positions Retail Industry Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
Gary Ackerman 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 40%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 40%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 40%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 80%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
Jim Bunning 80%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 60%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 40%
Christopher Carney 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
Mike Castle 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 80%
Kent Conrad 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
Artur Davis 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
Geoff Davis 60%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
James DeMint 80%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
Norm Dicks 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
Chris Dodd 20%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 40%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 20%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
Brad Ellsworth 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 40%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
Bob Etheridge 60%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 40%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 60%
Barney Frank 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 60%
Bart Gordon 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 40%
John Hall 40%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 60%
Phil Hare 40%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 20%
Jane Harman 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 40%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 40%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 20%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 80%

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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