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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 30%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 20%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 77%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 77%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 80%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 62%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 7%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 80%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 22%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
Neil Abercrombie 20%
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%
Michele Bachmann 80%
Spencer Bachus 90%
Brian Baird 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
John Barrow 30%
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%
Tim Bishop 22%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 90%
Leonard Boswell 22%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Bruce Braley 10%
Paul Broun 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 71%
Jim Bunning 92%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 66%
Robert Byrd 16%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 20%
Russ Carnahan 20%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 20%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 100%
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%
John Dingell 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%
Jim Gerlach 77%
Gabrielle Giffords 20%
Phil Gingrey 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Bart Gordon 20%
Judd Gregg 100%
John Hall 20%
Ralph Hall 80%
Phil Hare 20%
Tom Harkin 7%
Jane Harman 20%
Doc Hastings 80%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Baron Hill 10%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 20%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 15%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 20%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Jack Kingston 77%
Ron Klein 30%
Herb Kohl 7%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 38%
Tom Latham 80%
Steve LaTourette 70%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
Carl Levin 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%
Jim Matheson 44%
Carolyn McCarthy 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
John McHugh 90%
Mike McIntyre 10%
Buck McKeon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 20%
Brad Miller 20%
Harry Mitchell 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 20%
Jim Moran, Jr. 20%
Patrick Murphy 20%
Jack Murtha 20%
Sue Myrick 88%
Ben Nelson 23%

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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