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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Border Control

2005-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Mark Green 83%
Ric Keller 83%
Sue Kelly 83%
John Linder 83%
Jim Marshall 83%
Ben Nelson 83%
Thomas William Osborne 83%
Michael Oxley 83%
Ron Paul 83%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
Deborah Pryce 83%
Denny Rehberg 83%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 83%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 83%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
Craig Thomas 83%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 83%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 75%
Robert Cramer 75%
Mark Foley 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
Katherine Harris 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
Kay Hutchison 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 75%
Tim Johnson 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 75%
Jon Kyl 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Jim Saxton 75%
John Schwarz 75%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 75%
John Tanner 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 75%
William Thomas 75%
Gerald Weller 75%
Bill Young 75%
Judy Biggert 67%
Dan Boren 67%
Mike Castle 67%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Jo Ann Davis 67%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Michael Ferguson 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Henry Hyde 67%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
James Leach 67%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
Thomas Reynolds 67%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 66%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 58%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Bart Gordon 58%
Thomas Holden 58%
Ray LaHood 58%
Jerry Lewis 58%
John Spratt, Jr. 58%
John Sununu 58%
James Walsh 58%
Judd Gregg 54%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Bob Bennett 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Edward Case 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
Larry Craig 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
William Frist 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
Jerry Costello 42%
Vern Ehlers 42%
Bob Etheridge 42%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 42%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 42%
Mike Ross 42%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 42%
Ike Skelton 42%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 41%
Gordon Smith 41%
Melissa Bean 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Kent Conrad 33%
Artur Davis 33%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
James Kolbe 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 33%
Dennis Moore 33%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 33%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
John Warner 33%
Heather Wilson 33%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 27%
Brian Baird 25%
Shelley Berkley 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
Norm Coleman 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 25%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
Dick Lugar 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
Brad Miller 25%
Jack Murtha 25%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
Olympia Snowe 25%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
Ted Stevens 25%
Bart Stupak 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 17%
James Davis 17%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
Jane Harman 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 17%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dave Obey 17%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 17%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
Anthony Weiner 17%
Max Baucus 16%
Evan Bayh 16%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 16%
Arlen Specter 16%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 9%
Rob Andrews 8%
Howard Berman 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
Jeff Bingaman 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 8%
Hillary Clinton 8%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Norm Dicks 8%
Chris Dodd 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
Barney Frank 8%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Dale Kildee 8%
Herb Kohl 8%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 8%
Blanche Lincoln 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 8%
Michael McNulty 8%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 8%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
Paul Sarbanes 8%

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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