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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
John Adler 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Michael Arcuri 50%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 50%
Mark Begich 30%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Tim Bishop 50%
John Boehner 90%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 60%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Bruce Braley 50%
Bobby Bright 80%
Paul Broun 90%
Corrine Brown 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 90%
Jim Bunning 100%
Roland Burris 20%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 78%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 89%
Lois Capps 50%
Dennis Cardoza 55%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 80%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Travis Childers 80%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 60%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 70%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Bill Delahunt 55%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 50%
Chris Dodd 30%
Byron Dorgan 40%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 60%
Donna Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Sam Farr 44%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 50%
Russ Feingold 40%
Bob Filner 30%
John Fleming, Jr. 100%
Randy Forbes 100%
Barney Frank 40%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 90%
Jim Gerlach 90%
Gabrielle Giffords 60%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Bart Gordon 44%
Alan Grayson 50%
Judd Gregg 88%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 70%
Kay Hagan 40%
John Hall 50%
Ralph Hall 90%
Debbie Halvorson 70%
Phil Hare 50%
Tom Harkin 33%
Jane Harman 50%
Doc Hastings 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 89%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 55%
Paul Hodes 50%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 50%
Mike Honda 40%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Steve Israel 44%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
Mike Johanns 100%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 55%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ted Kaufman 30%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
John Kerry 30%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 44%
Mary Jo Kilroy 50%
Jack Kingston 100%
Mark Kirk 90%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 70%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 50%
John Kline 100%
Herb Kohl 30%
Suzanne Kosmas 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 44%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
Chris Lee 100%
George LeMieux 100%
Carl Levin 30%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 90%
Dick Lugar 60%
Cynthia Lummis 90%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 60%
Eric Massa 70%
Jim Matheson 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 44%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Jim McDermott 20%
Mike McIntyre 70%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McMahon 60%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
John Mica 100%
Mike Michaud 50%
Barbara Mikulski 25%
Candice Miller 100%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 33%
Jeff Miller 100%
Brad Miller 50%
Walt Minnick 70%
Harry Mitchell 70%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Patrick Murphy 50%
Scott Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 37%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 90%
Randy Neugebauer 90%
Glenn Nye III 50%
Jim Oberstar 55%

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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