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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Philip English 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
William Frist 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
James Leach 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 0%
Michael Oxley 0%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jim Ryun 0%
Rick Santorum 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
John Schwarz 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Christopher Shays 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Edward Case 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Artur Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Robert William Ney 50%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
Ken Salazar 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
John Tanner 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Robert Byrd 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
Bill Delahunt 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Russ Feingold 75%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Vic Snyder 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Bart Stupak 75%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
Robert Wexler 75%
Albert Wynn 75%
Thomas Allen 100%
Julia Carson 100%
James Davis 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Major Owens 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Diane Watson 100%

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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