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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Jim Matheson 13%
Carolyn McCarthy 71%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 38%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
Mike Michaud 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 63%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
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%
Ed Pastor 88%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 63%
Adam Putnam 13%
George Radanovich 13%
Nick Rahall II 38%
James Ramstad 13%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 75%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
John Salazar 38%
Ken Salazar 63%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 13%
Allyson Schwartz 88%
John Schwarz 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 13%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Ike Skelton 25%
Gordon Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 63%
Bart Stupak 86%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 14%
John Sweeney 13%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 38%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 13%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 63%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mark Udall 88%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 14%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 25%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 14%

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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