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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 77%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Jason Altmire 10%
Rob Andrews 25%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 11%
Brian Baird 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 23%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 70%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 90%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 92%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 16%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 20%
Kent Conrad 8%
Jerry Costello 0%
Artur Davis 20%
Geoff Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 10%
Bill Delahunt 0%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 20%
Chris Dodd 7%
Byron Dorgan 15%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 20%
Vern Ehlers 90%
Brad Ellsworth 30%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 20%
Elton Gallegly 80%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Bart Gordon 20%
Judd Gregg 100%
John Hall 20%
Phil Hare 20%
Jane Harman 20%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Baron Hill 10%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Tim Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Ron Klein 30%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Steve LaTourette 70%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 7%
John Linder 80%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 80%
Jim Marshall 30%
Melquiades Martinez 69%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
John McHugh 90%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Brad Miller 20%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 20%
Patrick Murphy 20%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 23%
Jim Oberstar 20%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 22%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ron Paul 62%
Donald Payne 0%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
George Radanovich 100%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Laura Richardson 20%
Ciro Rodriguez 30%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 20%
John Shadegg 88%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 20%
Olympia Snowe 15%
Vic Snyder 33%
Mark Souder 100%
Zack Space 20%
Arlen Specter 91%
John Spratt, Jr. 20%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 90%
Betty Sutton 10%
John Tanner 37%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
Gene Taylor 0%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
Ed Towns 20%
George Voinovich 76%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 11%
Mel Watt 20%
Jim Webb, Jr. 15%
Anthony Weiner 20%
Robert Wexler 33%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 20%
Lynn Woolsey 12%
David Wu 10%
Bill Young 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 22%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 14%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 22%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%

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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