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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 31%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 12%
Steve Austria 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 6%
Brian Baird 12%
J. Gresham Barrett 62%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 16%
Melissa Bean 6%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 37%
Judy Biggert 62%
Brian Bilbray 93%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
John Boccieri 18%
Kit Bond 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 81%
Dan Boren 87%
Leonard Boswell 6%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 12%
Bobby Bright 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 87%
Scott Brown 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 81%
Jim Bunning 83%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 4%
Joseph Cao 62%
Dennis Cardoza 12%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 43%
Mike Castle 43%
Ben Chandler III 31%
Travis Childers 93%
Kent Conrad 12%
Jerry Costello 56%
Mark Critz 66%
Kathy Dahlkemper 37%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 87%
Lincoln Davis 93%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
Norm Dicks 0%
Charles Djou 33%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 8%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 25%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 93%
Brad Ellsworth 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Russ Feingold 8%
Bob Filner 12%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 93%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 25%
Judd Gregg 66%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 93%
John Hall 6%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 25%
Baron Hill 31%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 43%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 6%
Tim Johnson 100%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 12%
Ted Kaufman 4%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 6%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 6%
Ron Klein 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 0%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 31%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 91%
Steve LaTourette 81%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 93%
George LeMieux 100%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Joe Lieberman 8%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Dick Lugar 62%
Dan Lungren 93%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 93%
Betsy Markey 6%
Jim Marshall 87%
Melquiades Martinez 69%
Eric Massa 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
John McHugh 33%
Michael McMahon 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 68%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 25%
Harry Mitchell 31%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 18%
Jack Murtha 25%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 33%
Glenn Nye III 37%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 12%
John Olver 6%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 12%
Ron Paul 81%
Donald Payne 12%
Tom Perriello 12%
Todd Platts 81%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 93%
Silvestre Reyes 6%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 12%
Mike Ross 62%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 93%
Heath Shuler 81%
Ike Skelton 62%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 6%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 18%
Arlen Specter 12%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
Pete Stark 12%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sullivan 93%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 37%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 93%
Harry Teague 25%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
George Voinovich 62%
Zach Wamp 93%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 12%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 31%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 0%
Bill Young 87%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%

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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