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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 23%
Todd Akin 90%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 15%
Rob Andrews 26%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 20%
Brian Baird 21%
J. Gresham Barrett 95%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Max Baucus 23%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 85%
Jeff Bingaman 31%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90%
Mary Bono Mack 79%
Dan Boren 74%
Leonard Boswell 26%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Ginny Brown-Waite 88%
Jim Bunning 85%
Dan Burton 85%
Steve Buyer 82%
Robert Byrd 27%
Eric Cantor 95%
Dennis Cardoza 22%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 15%
Mike Castle 45%
Ben Chandler III 15%
Travis Childers 33%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 15%
Artur Davis 25%
Geoff Davis 95%
Lincoln Davis 25%
Bill Delahunt 15%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 80%
Norm Dicks 21%
Chris Dodd 8%
Byron Dorgan 15%
David Dreier 95%
Chet Edwards 35%
Vern Ehlers 74%
Brad Ellsworth 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 30%
Russ Feingold 8%
Bob Filner 20%
Barney Frank 26%
Elton Gallegly 85%
Gabrielle Giffords 21%
Charlie Gonzalez 32%
Bart Gordon 30%
Judd Gregg 100%
John Hall 20%
Phil Hare 16%
Jane Harman 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Baron Hill 30%
Maurice Hinchey 15%
Paul Hodes 15%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 20%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 20%
Tim Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 15%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 22%
Patrick Kennedy 21%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 21%
Ron Klein 32%
Herb Kohl 23%
Dennis Kucinich 5%
Jon Kyl 83%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 23%
Jerry Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 31%
Blanche Lincoln 23%
John Linder 85%
Dick Lugar 92%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 79%
Don Manzullo 80%
Jim Marshall 45%
Melquiades Martinez 83%
Thaddeus McCotter 90%
John McHugh 72%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 32%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Brad Miller 20%
Harry Mitchell 30%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 25%
Patrick Murphy 25%
Jack Murtha 30%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 31%
Jim Oberstar 21%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 29%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 17%
Todd Platts 65%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
George Radanovich 89%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Silvestre Reyes 28%
Laura Richardson 23%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Mike Ross 30%
Steve Rothman 26%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 30%
John Shadegg 84%
Heath Shuler 21%
Ike Skelton 32%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Vic Snyder 26%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 25%
Arlen Specter 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 15%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Bart Stupak 15%
John Sullivan 90%
Betty Sutton 20%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Gene Taylor 30%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
Ed Towns 20%
George Voinovich 85%
Zach Wamp 84%
Diane Watson 21%
Mel Watt 30%
Jim Webb, Jr. 23%
Anthony Weiner 25%
Robert Wexler 21%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 21%
Lynn Woolsey 22%
David Wu 15%
Bill Young 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 25%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 26%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 31%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 26%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 23%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 23%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 38%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 32%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%

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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