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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 41%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 46%
Wayne Allard 93%
Thomas Allen 52%
Rob Andrews 38%
Richard Armey 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 85%
Cass Ballenger 94%
James Barcia 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 71%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Charlie Bass 90%
Max Baucus 46%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 47%
Douglas Bereuter 90%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 76%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 71%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Rod Blagojevich 52%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 90%
David Edward Bonior 23%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 47%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 55%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 86%
Ed Bryant 80%
Jim Bunning 78%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 85%
Robert Byrd 40%
Herbert Callahan 85%
Ben Campbell 84%
Chris Cannon 95%
Brad Carson 63%
Julia Carson 40%
Mike Castle 80%
Eva Clayton 61%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 73%
Robert Clement 76%
Michael Collins 76%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 57%
Kent Conrad 42%
John Cooksey 87%
Jerry Costello 47%
Christopher Cox 80%
William Coyne 30%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 85%
Barbara Cubin 80%
Randall Cunningham 95%
Thomas Daschle 71%
James Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Bill Delahunt 47%
Thomas DeLay 84%
James DeMint 90%
Peter Deutsch 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 65%
Norm Dicks 45%
Chris Dodd 53%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 90%
John Doolittle 76%
Byron Dorgan 46%
David Dreier 90%
Jennifer Dunn 95%
John Edwards 40%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 85%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 76%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 38%
Terry Everett 78%
Russ Feingold 20%
Bob Filner 27%
Peter Fitzgerald 71%
Ernest Fletcher 80%
Mark Foley 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 33%
William Frist 86%
Jonas Frost III 47%
Elton Gallegly 85%
John Ganske 80%
George Gekas 95%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 28%
Jim Gibbons 61%
Wayne Gilchrest 80%
Paul Gillmor 80%
Benjamin Gilman 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 66%
Bart Gordon 71%
Porter Goss 80%
Daniel Graham 60%
William Phillip Gramm 86%
Mark Green 85%
James Greenwood 77%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 80%
Tony Hall 52%
James Hansen 85%
J. Dennis Hastert 81%
Robert Hayes 76%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 84%
Joel Hefley 84%
Jesse Helms 76%
Wally Herger, Jr. 85%
Baron Hill 60%
Van Hilleary 80%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 52%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
David Lee Hobson 90%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 42%
Pete Hoekstra 90%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 33%
Darlene Hooley 61%
Stephen Horn 66%
John Nathan Hostettler 76%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 85%
Kenny Hulshof 85%
Duncan Hunter 71%
Asa Hutchinson 85%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 85%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 71%
Daniel Inouye 69%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 23%
William Jefferson 66%
James Merrill Jeffords 73%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Christopher John 90%
Nancy Johnson 90%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
Sue Kelly 76%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 40%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 42%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 42%
Gerald Kleczka 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 90%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 80%
Dennis Kucinich 28%
Jon Kyl 85%
John LaFalce 42%
Ray LaHood 95%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Tom Lantos 47%
Stephen Largent 90%
Steve LaTourette 80%
James Leach 80%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 33%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 90%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Ken Lucas 80%
Dick Lugar 100%
William Luther 42%
James Maloney 52%
Don Manzullo 90%
Frank Mascara 47%
Robert Matsui 47%
Karen McCarthy 52%
James McCrery III 95%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 84%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 23%
Michael McNulty 57%
Martin Meehan 45%
Carrie Meek 52%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Dan Miller 75%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 52%
John Moakley 30%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 66%

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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