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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 85%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 69%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 63%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 96%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 15%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 89%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 11%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 66%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 3%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 82%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 96%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 3%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 85%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 88%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 89%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 83%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 76%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 11%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 3%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 3%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 57%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 7%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 32%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 4%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 85%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 84%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 15%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 3%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 96%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 3%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 66%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 3%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 11%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 8%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 4%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 36%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 7%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 3%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 84%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 7%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 23%
Spencer Bachus 81%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 89%
Cass Ballenger 96%
James Barcia 42%
Bob Barr, Jr. 82%
Bill Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Charlie Bass 78%
Herbert Bateman 92%
Max Baucus 15%
Evan Bayh 15%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 10%
Douglas Bereuter 75%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 96%
Brian Bilbray 55%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Rod Blagojevich 7%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 46%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 57%
John Breaux 25%
Richard Bryan 7%
Ed Bryant 96%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 88%
Steve Buyer 92%

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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