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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 29%
Sandy Adams 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 43%
Todd Akin 88%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 68%
Rob Andrews 16%
Steve Austria 96%
Joe Baca, Sr. 43%
Michele Bachmann 87%
Spencer Bachus 100%
John Barrow 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 96%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 69%
Mark Begich 50%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 24%
Howard Berman 28%
Judy Biggert 96%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 57%
Tim Bishop 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 96%
Dan Boren 96%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Bruce Braley 18%
Paul Broun 88%
Scott Brown 93%
Ann Marie Buerkle 88%
Dan Burton 88%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 96%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 64%
Russ Carnahan 22%
Saxby Chambliss 86%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Hansen Clarke 8%
Howard Coble 91%
Thomas Coburn 64%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jerry Costello 42%
Chip Cravaack 92%
Mark Critz 68%
Geoff Davis 92%
James DeMint 64%
Norm Dicks 29%
John Dingell 20%
David Dreier 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Filner 9%
Barney Frank 12%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 43%
Michael Grimm 88%
Kay Hagan 38%
Ralph Hall 91%
Colleen Hanabusa 24%
Tom Harkin 29%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Nan Hayworth 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
Thomas Holden 65%
Rush Holt, Jr. 12%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12%
Mike Johanns 100%
Timothy Johnson 57%
Tim Johnson 84%
Dale Kildee 13%
Jack Kingston 88%
Larry Kissell 40%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 93%
Mary Landrieu 79%
Jeff Landry 88%
Tom Latham 96%
Steve LaTourette 76%
Frank Lautenberg 43%
Chris Lee 100%
Carl Levin 43%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 69%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 96%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Matheson 92%
Carolyn McCarthy 28%
Thaddeus McCotter 96%
Mike McIntyre 71%
Buck McKeon 100%
Mike Michaud 20%
Gary Miller 96%
George Miller 8%
Brad Miller 12%
Jim Moran, Jr. 24%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 71%
Alan Nunnelee 92%
John Olver 18%
Bill Owens 56%
Ed Pastor 16%
Ron Paul 85%
Donald Payne 8%
Tom Petri 96%
Todd Platts 96%
Mark Pryor 64%
Ben Quayle 92%
Nick Rahall II 64%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Laura Richardson 24%
David Rivera 96%
Jay Rockefeller IV 31%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 96%
Steve Rothman 21%
Jon Runyan 88%
Bobby Schilling 96%
Jean Schmidt 96%
Aaron Schock 96%
Allyson Schwartz 24%
Heath Shuler 46%
Olympia Snowe 54%
Steve Southerland 88%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 92%
John Sullivan 96%
Betty Sutton 16%
Lee Terry 96%
John Tierney 12%
Ed Towns 12%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 64%
Joe Walsh 92%
Mel Watt 16%
Henry Waxman 13%
Jim Webb, Jr. 64%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Allen West 92%
Frank Wolf 88%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 25%
Bill Young 87%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 21%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 36%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 36%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 16%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 36%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 32%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 64%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 13%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 36%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 12%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 12%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 32%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 12%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 32%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 24%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 16%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II 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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