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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 63%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 63%
Melissa Bean 13%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 13%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 13%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 88%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 13%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 13%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jerry Costello 38%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 29%
Barbara Cubin 13%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 88%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 25%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 75%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 13%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 88%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 14%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 88%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Bart Gordon 25%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Jane Harman 63%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 13%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 75%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 63%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 13%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Ric Keller 13%
Sue Kelly 13%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 63%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 13%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 13%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 38%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 25%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 13%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 25%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jack Murtha 63%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 38%
Robert William Ney 25%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 13%
Ralph Regula 0%

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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