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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2007-2008 Positions Retail Industry Advocacy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 60%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 40%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Brian Baird 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 60%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 80%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 40%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 40%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 100%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 0%
Artur Davis 40%
Geoff Davis 60%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 40%
Chris Dodd 20%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 40%
Elton Gallegly 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 100%
John Hall 40%
Phil Hare 40%
Jane Harman 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 20%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 20%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 20%
Ron Klein 40%
Herb Kohl 40%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 80%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 40%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 60%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 60%
Don Manzullo 60%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
John McHugh 80%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 40%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 40%
Brad Miller 40%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
Patrick Murphy 40%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 80%
Ben Nelson 60%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 40%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Laura Richardson 40%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jean Schmidt 80%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 40%
John Shadegg 80%
Heath Shuler 20%
Ike Skelton 40%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 40%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 40%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 80%
Betty Sutton 20%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 40%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
Ed Towns 40%
George Voinovich 100%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 40%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
Anthony Weiner 40%
Robert Wexler 40%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 40%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
David Wu 20%
Bill Young 60%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%

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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