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Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 21%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 94%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 94%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 96%
Brian Baird 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 21%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 35%
Bob Beauprez 96%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 21%
Judy Biggert 85%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 10%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 96%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 96%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
Dan Boren 82%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 42%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 96%
Conrad Burns 94%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
Dan Burton 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 42%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 89%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 66%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 92%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 26%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 11%
Dennis Cardoza 35%
Russ Carnahan 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 36%
Julia Carson 11%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 96%
Edward Case 32%
Mike Castle 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 36%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 28%
Chris Chocola 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 21%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
Hillary Clinton 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 19%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 68%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 52%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 15%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 35%
Jerry Costello 28%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 81%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
Barbara Cubin 92%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 22%
Geoff Davis 92%
James Davis 16%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 71%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 10%
Thomas Davis III 78%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
Thomas DeLay 92%
James DeMint 94%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 96%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 66%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 96%
Norm Dicks 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 21%
Chris Dodd 16%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 11%
Elizabeth Dole 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 35%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 28%
Thelma Drake 92%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 71%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 19%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 88%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 11%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 14%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
Mark Foley 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 44%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 89%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 89%
Barney Frank 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 89%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 71%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 46%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 78%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
Bart Gordon 60%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 96%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 94%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 35%
Mark Green 78%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 35%

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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