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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 47%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 92%
Thomas Allen 47%
Rob Andrews 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 47%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 70%
Evan Bayh 45%
Melissa Bean 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 54%
Howard Berman 43%
Marion Berry 73%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 36%
Kit Bond 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 86%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 91%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 87%
Robert Byrd 25%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 79%
Russ Carnahan 53%
Julia Carson 43%
Mike Castle 83%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 45%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 93%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 73%
Geoff Davis 93%
Jo Ann Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 93%
Thomas Davis III 80%
Bill Delahunt 53%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 93%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 42%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Terry Everett 93%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 29%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
Bart Gordon 80%
Judd Gregg 100%
Jane Harman 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
David Lee Hobson 93%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 53%
Darlene Hooley 53%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 27%
William Jefferson 86%
Tim Johnson 86%
Paul Kanjorski 43%
Ric Keller 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 36%
Patrick Kennedy 31%
Dale Kildee 27%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 27%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
John Kuhl, Jr. 100%
Jon Kyl 92%
Ray LaHood 87%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Frank Lautenberg 42%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 44%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 92%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 80%
Connie Mack IV 93%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 73%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 86%
Michael McNulty 27%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 57%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 93%
Brad Miller 47%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 83%
Jim Oberstar 27%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 14%
John Peterson 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 93%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 87%
Ralph Regula 80%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 93%
Silvestre Reyes 57%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 27%
Ken Salazar 64%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 100%
John Shadegg 100%
Christopher Shays 62%
Ike Skelton 80%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Vic Snyder 43%
Hilda Solis 27%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 93%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 91%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 86%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Gene Taylor 53%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Ed Towns 53%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 40%
George Voinovich 75%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 87%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 33%
Mel Watt 47%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 93%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 33%

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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