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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 37%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 93%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Brian Baird 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 68%
Max Baucus 44%
Evan Bayh 9%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 6%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 62%
Judy Biggert 87%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 0%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 37%
Rick Boucher 43%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 90%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 9%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 81%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 81%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 62%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 25%
Hillary Clinton 27%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 80%
Norm Coleman 90%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 37%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 68%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 31%
Geoff Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 71%
Lincoln Davis 87%
Thomas Davis III 81%
Bill Delahunt 6%
James DeMint 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 14%
John Dingell 6%
Chris Dodd 9%
Elizabeth Dole 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 9%
Thelma Drake 87%
David Dreier 87%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 68%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 87%
John Ensign 81%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Terry Everett 93%
Tom Feeney 81%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 56%
Bob Filner 6%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 87%
Jim Gerlach 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 53%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Phil Gingrey 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 28%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
Bart Gordon 43%
Judd Gregg 90%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 93%
Tom Harkin 9%
Jane Harman 6%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 87%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 93%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 18%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 81%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 66%
Tim Johnson 62%
Timothy Johnson 18%
Paul Kanjorski 35%
Ric Keller 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 81%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 18%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 93%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 81%
Mary Landrieu 54%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 81%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 18%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 22%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 87%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Don Manzullo 93%
Jim Marshall 80%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 56%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 81%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 87%
Mike McIntyre 31%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 12%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 93%
Mike Michaud 12%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 7%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 12%
Alan Mollohan 46%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 18%
Jack Murtha 43%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 63%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
Jim Oberstar 6%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 53%
Ed Pastor 6%
Ron Paul 73%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 93%
Tom Petri 75%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 87%
Earl Pomeroy 12%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 93%
Mark Pryor 27%
George Radanovich 93%
Nick Rahall II 18%
James Ramstad 56%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Mike Rogers 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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