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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 35%
Rob Andrews 5%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 11%
Brian Baird 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 5%
Bob Bennett 88%
Shelley Berkley 5%
Howard Berman 5%
Marion Berry 29%
Judy Biggert 35%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 76%
Mary Bono Mack 35%
Dan Boren 70%
Leonard Boswell 5%
Rick Boucher 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 5%
Nancy Boyda 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 76%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 82%
Robert Byrd 22%
Chris Cannon 94%
Eric Cantor 88%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 17%
Christopher Carney 23%
Mike Castle 23%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 88%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 76%
Larry Craig 77%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 47%
Artur Davis 29%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 94%
Lincoln Davis 82%
Thomas Davis III 41%
Bill Delahunt 5%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 11%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 88%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 22%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 82%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 88%
Brad Ellsworth 76%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
Philip English 70%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 29%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 82%
Bob Filner 5%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 23%
Judd Gregg 77%
John Hall 5%
Phil Hare 11%
Jane Harman 0%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
Baron Hill 17%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
David Lee Hobson 64%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 35%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 58%
Kay Hutchison 88%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 5%
Tim Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 5%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 11%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 23%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 5%
Ron Klein 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 88%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
John Kuhl, Jr. 82%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 64%
Nicholas Lampson 23%
Steve LaTourette 64%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 70%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 11%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 77%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 76%
Tim Mahoney 17%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 88%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 76%
John McHugh 82%
Michael McNulty 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 11%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Brad Miller 11%
Harry Mitchell 11%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 5%
Patrick Murphy 5%
Jack Murtha 23%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 88%
Jim Oberstar 41%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Ron Paul 52%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 94%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 70%
Todd Platts 76%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Jon Porter, Sr. 64%
Deborah Pryce 35%
George Radanovich 82%
James Ramstad 41%
Ralph Regula 82%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 94%
Silvestre Reyes 5%
Thomas Reynolds 88%
Laura Richardson 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 11%
Mike Ross 29%
Steve Rothman 5%
Ken Salazar 22%
William Sali 100%
Jim Saxton 82%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 5%
John Shadegg 94%
Christopher Shays 11%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 52%
Gordon Smith 66%
Olympia Snowe 22%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 94%
Zack Space 11%
Arlen Specter 22%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 11%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 66%
Bart Stupak 52%
John Sullivan 76%

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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