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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated General Contractors of America

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 62%
Gary Ackerman 75%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 66%
Todd Akin 62%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 66%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 75%
Jason Altmire 75%
Rob Andrews 75%
Michael Arcuri 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 62%
Brian Baird 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 62%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
Bob Bennett 83%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 75%
Marion Berry 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 37%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 75%
Jeff Bingaman 66%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 37%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 62%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 62%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 87%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 62%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 66%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Nancy Boyda 62%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 16%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 75%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 66%
Dan Burton 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
Steve Buyer 71%
Robert Byrd 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 75%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 57%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 62%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 66%
Mike Castle 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 62%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 66%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Travis Childers 50%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 75%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 62%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 62%
Hillary Clinton 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 87%
Norm Coleman 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 62%
Kent Conrad 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 66%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 75%
Jerry Costello 62%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 62%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 87%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
Artur Davis 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
David Davis 75%
Geoff Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
Thomas Davis III 87%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 57%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
Bill Delahunt 62%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
James DeMint 16%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 87%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
Chris Dodd 60%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 62%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 75%
John Doolittle 62%
Byron Dorgan 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 71%
Thelma Drake 75%
David Dreier 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 62%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 87%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
Brad Ellsworth 87%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 75%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 66%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Terry Everett 85%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 71%
Tom Feeney 37%
Russ Feingold 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 66%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 62%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 75%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 87%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 57%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 37%
Barney Frank 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 62%
Elton Gallegly 62%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 87%
Gabrielle Giffords 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 37%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 75%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 66%

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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