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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Jason Altmire 63%
Rob Andrews 18%
Michael Arcuri 26%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 18%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Max Baucus 22%
Evan Bayh 57%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 95%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 13%
Marion Berry 8%
Judy Biggert 79%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 13%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 96%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
Jim Bunning 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 88%
Robert Byrd 4%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Russ Carnahan 8%
Christopher Carney 54%
Mike Castle 54%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Travis Childers 17%
Kent Conrad 35%
Jerry Costello 17%
Artur Davis 42%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 54%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 71%
Norm Dicks 13%
Chris Dodd 10%
Byron Dorgan 18%
David Dreier 96%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Brad Ellsworth 54%
Jo Ann Emerson 74%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Russ Feingold 4%
Bob Filner 4%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Bart Gordon 38%
Judd Gregg 96%
John Hall 17%
Phil Hare 13%
Jane Harman 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 58%
Baron Hill 38%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Paul Hodes 4%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 46%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 79%
Daniel Inouye 52%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Tim Johnson 79%
Steve Kagen 21%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 38%
Herb Kohl 13%
Dennis Kucinich 4%
Jon Kyl 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 87%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 96%
Dick Lugar 91%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 92%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 79%
Melquiades Martinez 96%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
John McHugh 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 52%
Brad Miller 17%
Harry Mitchell 38%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 25%
Patrick Murphy 38%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 71%
Jim Oberstar 4%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 92%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 17%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 17%
Jean Schmidt 96%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 25%
John Shadegg 96%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 29%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 13%
Mark Souder 91%
Zack Space 58%
Arlen Specter 73%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 96%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 13%
Gene Taylor 46%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 13%
George Voinovich 87%
Zach Wamp 83%
Diane Watson 4%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 30%
Anthony Weiner 21%
Robert Wexler 13%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 25%
Lynn Woolsey 5%
David Wu 17%
Bill Young 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 21%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 52%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 21%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette 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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