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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
Gary Ackerman 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 95%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 9%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 29%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 21%
Melissa Bean 46%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 22%
Howard Berman 4%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
Judy Biggert 96%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 32%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 4%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 4%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 96%
Mary Bono Mack 91%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 92%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 46%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 16%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 22%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
Henry Brown, Jr. 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 89%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 94%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
Dan Burton 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 47%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 88%
Chris Cannon 100%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 26%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 5%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 42%
Julia Carson 9%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 29%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 30%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
Hillary Clinton 16%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 83%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 79%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 56%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
Jerry Costello 25%
Larry Craig 95%
Robert Cramer 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 95%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
Artur Davis 54%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 21%
Geoff Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 79%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
Thomas Davis III 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
Bill Delahunt 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 4%
James DeMint 84%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 26%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17%
Chris Dodd 22%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 35%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 11%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 79%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 13%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
Philip English 96%
John Ensign 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
Bob Etheridge 21%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 28%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 96%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 92%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 74%
Wayne Gilchrest 75%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 43%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 79%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 95%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 30%
Judd Gregg 74%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 21%
Jane Harman 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 96%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 46%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 58%
David Lee Hobson 96%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 50%

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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