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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jim Oberstar 20%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 22%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 40%
Ed Pastor 10%
Ron Paul 62%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 70%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
Mark Pryor 7%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 20%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Laura Richardson 20%
Jay Rockefeller IV 7%
Ciro Rodriguez 30%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Allyson Schwartz 20%
José Serrano 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 20%
John Shadegg 88%
Carol Shea-Porter 0%
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%
Lee Terry 90%
Todd Tiahrt 80%
John Tierney 10%
Ed Towns 20%
George Voinovich 76%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 11%
Mel Watt 20%
Henry Waxman 20%
Jim Webb, Jr. 15%
Anthony Weiner 20%
Robert Wexler 33%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 20%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 12%
David Wu 10%
Bill Young 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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