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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%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Rob Andrews 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 88%
Julia Carson 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
James Davis 88%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
Chris Dodd 88%
Byron Dorgan 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 88%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 88%
Lane Evans 88%
Bob Filner 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 88%
Jim Oberstar 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
Shelley Berkley 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 86%
Bart Stupak 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
Norm Dicks 75%
Bob Etheridge 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
Darlene Hooley 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 75%
Daniel Inouye 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
Steve Rothman 75%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
David Wu 75%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 71%
Brian Baird 63%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 63%
Evan Bayh 63%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 63%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 63%
Jane Harman 63%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 63%
James Merrill Jeffords 63%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 63%
Paul Kanjorski 63%
Herb Kohl 63%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 63%
Joe Lieberman 63%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Jack Murtha 63%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 63%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Ken Salazar 63%
Ted Strickland 63%
Ed Towns 63%
Max Baucus 57%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jeff Bingaman 50%

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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