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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Center for Security Policy

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 12%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Brad Ellsworth 62%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Russ Feingold 33%
Bob Filner 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 12%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 62%
Judd Gregg 91%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 87%
John Hall 50%
Debbie Halvorson 62%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 87%
Baron Hill 25%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 37%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 62%
Kay Hutchison 91%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
Daniel Inouye 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 12%
Tim Johnson 62%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Ted Kaufman 8%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 12%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 12%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 50%
Herb Kohl 8%
Suzanne Kosmas 62%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 8%
Chris Lee 100%
George LeMieux 50%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 41%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 87%
Dick Lugar 66%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Betsy Markey 37%
Jim Marshall 87%
Melquiades Martinez 33%
Eric Massa 12%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
John McHugh 62%
Michael McMahon 75%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 37%
Brad Miller 25%
Walt Minnick 37%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 12%
Dennis Moore 37%
Patrick Murphy 37%
Scott Murphy 50%
Jack Murtha 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 50%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Perriello 25%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 37%
David Pryor 41%
George Radanovich 87%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 12%
Laura Richardson 12%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Mike Ross 62%
Steve Rothman 0%
Ken Salazar 0%
Mark Schauer 37%
Jean Schmidt 75%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 87%
Heath Shuler 37%
Ike Skelton 37%
Olympia Snowe 83%
Vic Snyder 12%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 87%
Zack Space 87%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Bart Stupak 12%
John Sullivan 37%
Betty Sutton 12%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 12%
Gene Taylor 87%
Harry Teague 75%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
George Voinovich 75%
Zach Wamp 87%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 25%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 25%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 12%
Bill Young 100%

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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