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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Security Council Foundation

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Brian Baird 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 89%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 70%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
John Boccieri 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Bobby Bright 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 90%
Jim Bunning 100%
Roland Burris 20%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 89%
Dennis Cardoza 55%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 80%
Ben Chandler III 60%
Travis Childers 80%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 60%
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%
Chris Dodd 30%
Byron Dorgan 40%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 60%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Russ Feingold 40%
Bob Filner 30%
Barney Frank 40%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Bart Gordon 44%
Judd Gregg 88%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 70%
John Hall 50%
Debbie Halvorson 70%
Phil Hare 50%
Jane Harman 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 89%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
Paul Hodes 50%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 50%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 90%
Daniel Inouye 30%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 55%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ted Kaufman 30%
Patrick Kennedy 57%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 44%
Mary Jo Kilroy 50%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 50%
Herb Kohl 30%
Suzanne Kosmas 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 100%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
Chris Lee 100%
George LeMieux 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 90%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 60%
Eric Massa 70%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
Michael McMahon 60%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
Brad Miller 50%
Walt Minnick 70%
Harry Mitchell 70%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 50%
Patrick Murphy 50%
Scott Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 37%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 90%
Glenn Nye III 50%
Jim Oberstar 55%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 44%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 40%
Tom Perriello 67%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Laura Richardson 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 50%
Mark Schauer 50%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 50%
John Shadegg 90%
Heath Shuler 60%
Ike Skelton 60%
Olympia Snowe 90%
Vic Snyder 55%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 70%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 44%
Pete Stark 37%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 62%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 50%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 70%
Harry Teague 70%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 40%
George Voinovich 80%
Zach Wamp 100%
Diane Watson 50%
Mel Watt 40%
Jim Webb, Jr. 33%
Anthony Weiner 50%
Robert Wexler 50%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
David Wu 60%
Bill Young 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 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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