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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated General Contractors of America

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 60%
Gary Ackerman 37%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 62%
John Adler 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 62%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
Rodney Alexander 87%
Jason Altmire 87%
Rob Andrews 37%
Michael Arcuri 75%
Steve Austria 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 37%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 62%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 37%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 70%
J. Gresham Barrett 66%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 75%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 60%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 37%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 40%
Bob Bennett 88%
Shelley Berkley 37%
Howard Berman 37%
Marion Berry 75%
Judy Biggert 87%
Brian Bilbray 87%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 87%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 37%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 37%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 57%
John Boccieri 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 62%
Kit Bond 90%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 87%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 75%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 62%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 37%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 62%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 37%
Bobby Bright 85%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 37%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
Scott Brown 83%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 30%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
Jim Bunning 70%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 62%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
Dan Burton 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 42%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 62%
Eric Cantor 62%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 40%
Joseph Cao 62%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 28%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 30%
Dennis Cardoza 37%
Russ Carnahan 37%
Christopher Carney 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 30%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 62%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 30%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 87%
Mike Castle 62%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 37%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 62%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Travis Childers 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 37%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 37%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 37%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 62%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 70%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 37%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 62%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 37%
Kent Conrad 30%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 28%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 37%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 37%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 62%
Mark Critz 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 37%
Kathy Dahlkemper 62%
Artur Davis 87%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
Geoff Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 37%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 66%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 37%
Bill Delahunt 28%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 37%
James DeMint 66%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 87%
Norm Dicks 37%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 28%
Charles Djou 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 37%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 62%
Byron Dorgan 30%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 28%
David Dreier 62%
Steve Driehaus 37%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 87%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 37%
Brad Ellsworth 37%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 37%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 77%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 37%
Bob Etheridge 28%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 37%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 37%
Russ Feingold 30%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 30%
Bob Filner 37%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 57%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 87%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 87%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 62%
Barney Frank 37%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 28%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 50%
Elton Gallegly 75%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 62%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 87%
Gabrielle Giffords 37%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 62%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 37%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 75%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 37%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 37%

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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