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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%

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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