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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 19%
Gary Ackerman 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 48%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 36%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Max Baucus 26%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 72%
Shelley Berkley 48%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 52%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 52%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 85%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 48%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 21%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 28%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 76%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 58%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 28%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 91%
Chris Cannon 85%
Eric Cantor 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 24%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 12%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 42%
Dennis Cardoza 68%
Russ Carnahan 48%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 28%
Julia Carson 17%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
Mike Castle 81%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
Ben Chandler III 73%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 15%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 27%
Hillary Clinton 32%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 89%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 71%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
Norm Coleman 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
Kent Conrad 36%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 74%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 67%
Jerry Costello 48%
Larry Craig 71%
Robert Cramer 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 19%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 16%
Artur Davis 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 15%
Geoff Davis 96%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 44%
Thomas Davis III 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 42%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
Bill Delahunt 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 22%
James DeMint 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 78%
Norm Dicks 54%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 22%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
John Doolittle 96%
Byron Dorgan 32%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 30%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 85%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 65%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 35%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 30%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 26%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 32%
Michael Ferguson 96%
Bob Filner 15%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 93%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 78%
Paul Gillmor 96%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 89%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
Bart Gordon 74%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 84%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 22%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 57%
Judd Gregg 72%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 8%
Jane Harman 48%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 24%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
Robert Hayes 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 56%
Maurice Hinchey 12%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 45%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 63%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 7%

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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