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Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 66%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 62%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 7%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 30%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 77%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 77%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 80%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 80%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 77%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 28%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 14%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 92%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 70%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 66%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 38%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 7%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 66%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 7%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 80%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 22%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 7%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 80%

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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