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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 21%
Todd Akin 96%
Rodney Alexander 96%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 94%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 16%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Brian Baird 28%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
J. Gresham Barrett 96%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 31%
Melissa Bean 35%
Bob Beauprez 96%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 85%
Michael Bilirakis 85%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Sherwood Boehlert 53%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 96%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Dan Boren 82%
Leonard Boswell 34%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 53%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 94%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 96%
Robert Byrd 42%
Chris Cannon 96%
Dennis Cardoza 35%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Julia Carson 11%
Edward Case 32%
Mike Castle 60%
Ben Chandler III 28%
Chris Chocola 96%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Norm Coleman 68%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 28%
Larry Craig 94%
Robert Cramer 81%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 92%
James Davis 16%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 71%
Thomas Davis III 78%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 92%
James DeMint 94%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 17%
Chris Dodd 16%
Elizabeth Dole 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 94%
John Doolittle 89%
Byron Dorgan 35%
Thelma Drake 92%
David Dreier 92%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 89%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 88%
Russ Feingold 10%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 14%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 44%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 89%
Barney Frank 7%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 46%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 78%
Bart Gordon 60%
Mark Green 78%
Judd Gregg 73%
Gilbert Gutknecht 78%
Jane Harman 30%
Katherine Harris 85%
Melissa Hart 96%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Robert Hayes 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 96%
Joel Hefley 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 39%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 96%
Pete Hoekstra 96%
Thomas Holden 53%
Darlene Hooley 21%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Kenny Hulshof 96%
Duncan Hunter 89%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
Daniel Inouye 27%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 7%
William Jefferson 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 31%
William Lewis Jenkins 85%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Tim Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 28%
Ric Keller 88%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Mark Kennedy 89%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
Herb Kohl 42%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
John Kuhl, Jr. 96%
Jon Kyl 89%
Ray LaHood 83%
Tom Lantos 11%
Steve LaTourette 81%
Frank Lautenberg 5%
James Leach 62%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 96%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 52%
John Linder 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 94%
Dan Lungren 96%
Connie Mack IV 85%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 53%
Melquiades Martinez 84%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
James McCrery III 96%
John McHugh 89%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 7%
Michael McNulty 14%
Martin Meehan 10%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 53%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 14%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 39%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 73%
Robert William Ney 89%
Anne Northup 96%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 88%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 16%
John Olver 11%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Thomas William Osborne 96%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 96%
Ron Paul 56%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 96%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 96%
Todd Platts 77%
Richard Pombo 88%
Earl Pomeroy 40%
Jon Porter, Sr. 96%
Deborah Pryce 92%
George Radanovich 96%
James Ramstad 71%
Ralph Regula 96%
Denny Rehberg 89%

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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