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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 19%
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 12%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Wayne Allard 96%
Thomas Allen 19%
Rob Andrews 48%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 36%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Max Baucus 26%
Evan Bayh 44%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Bennett 72%
Shelley Berkley 48%
Howard Berman 44%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 24%
Tim Bishop 52%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 85%
Leonard Boswell 59%
Rick Boucher 48%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 91%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 89%
Robert Byrd 28%
Dave Camp 89%
John Campbell III 91%
Chris Cannon 85%
Eric Cantor 96%
Dennis Cardoza 68%
Russ Carnahan 48%
Julia Carson 17%
Mike Castle 81%
Saxby Chambliss 92%
Ben Chandler III 73%
Hillary Clinton 32%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 92%
Norm Coleman 64%
Kent Conrad 36%
Jerry Costello 48%
Larry Craig 71%
Robert Cramer 81%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 73%
Geoff Davis 96%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 88%
Thomas Davis III 92%
Bill Delahunt 15%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
Norm Dicks 54%
John Dingell 20%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 76%
John Doolittle 96%
Byron Dorgan 32%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 85%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 65%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 8%
Michael Ferguson 96%
Bob Filner 15%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 15%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 78%
Paul Gillmor 96%
Phil Gingrey 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 89%
Bart Gordon 74%
Judd Gregg 72%
Charles Hagel 60%
Ralph Hall 93%
Tom Harkin 8%
Jane Harman 48%
Doc Hastings 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Maurice Hinchey 12%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 63%
Rush Holt, Jr. 7%
Darlene Hooley 36%
Kenny Hulshof 93%
Duncan Hunter 92%
Kay Hutchison 84%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
William Jefferson 32%
Tim Johnson 88%
Timothy Johnson 28%
Paul Kanjorski 46%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Patrick Kennedy 46%
Dale Kildee 30%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Jack Kingston 96%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 24%
Dennis Kucinich 11%
John Kuhl, Jr. 96%
Jon Kyl 88%
Ray LaHood 80%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Tom Lantos 44%
Tom Latham 89%
Steve LaTourette 89%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
Carl Levin 20%
Jerry Lewis 84%
Ron Lewis 96%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 28%
John Linder 96%
Trent Lott, Sr. 83%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 89%
Don Manzullo 88%
Jim Marshall 84%
Melquiades Martinez 76%
Jim Matheson 85%
Carolyn McCarthy 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 89%
John McHugh 92%
Mike McIntyre 76%
Buck McKeon 92%
Michael McNulty 23%
Martin Meehan 12%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 46%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 78%
Mike Michaud 19%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 7%
Brad Miller 38%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 59%
Jim Moran, Jr. 26%
Jack Murtha 48%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 76%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 15%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 54%
Ed Pastor 4%
Ron Paul 31%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 96%
Tom Petri 81%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 96%
Deborah Pryce 93%
Mark Pryor 36%
George Radanovich 93%
Nick Rahall II 11%
James Ramstad 96%
Ralph Regula 89%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Richard Renzi 96%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 89%
Jay Rockefeller IV 19%
Mike Rogers 96%
Mike Ross 69%
Steve Rothman 19%

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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