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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
Gary Ackerman 18%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Jason Altmire 63%
Rob Andrews 18%
Michael Arcuri 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
Brian Baird 18%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 63%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 96%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 57%
Melissa Bean 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 8%
Judy Biggert 79%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 92%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 96%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 21%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Russ Carnahan 8%
Christopher Carney 54%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 52%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 83%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
Mike Castle 54%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Travis Childers 17%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 71%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
Kent Conrad 35%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
Jerry Costello 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
Artur Davis 42%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 54%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
Norm Dicks 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 67%
Byron Dorgan 18%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
David Dreier 96%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 54%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 57%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 54%
Jo Ann Emerson 74%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
Bob Etheridge 17%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 13%
Russ Feingold 4%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
Bob Filner 4%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 96%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 96%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 92%
Gabrielle Giffords 42%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 38%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 14%
Judd Gregg 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
John Hall 17%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
Phil Hare 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 96%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 58%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 17%
Baron Hill 38%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 13%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 4%
Paul Hodes 4%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 46%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 4%

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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