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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 7%
Gary Ackerman 7%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 86%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 0%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Max Baucus 26%
Evan Bayh 33%
Melissa Bean 23%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 14%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 92%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 85%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 7%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
Dan Boren 72%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 7%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 35%
Nancy Boyda 21%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 6%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 78%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 78%
Jim Bunning 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 7%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 92%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 26%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 85%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 13%
Dennis Cardoza 7%
Russ Carnahan 7%
Christopher Carney 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 26%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 6%
Mike Castle 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
Ben Chandler III 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 7%
Hillary Clinton 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 90%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 71%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 23%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 86%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 7%
Jerry Costello 7%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 28%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 76%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 35%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Artur Davis 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
David Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 23%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 93%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
Norm Dicks 7%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 7%
Chris Dodd 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
Elizabeth Dole 86%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 14%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 6%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 7%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 13%
Chet Edwards 28%
Vern Ehlers 78%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
Brad Ellsworth 21%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 7%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 85%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
Bob Etheridge 7%
Terry Everett 91%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 6%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 78%
Elton Gallegly 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 71%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 21%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 83%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Bart Gordon 21%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
Judd Gregg 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%

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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