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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 55%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 36%
Todd Akin 80%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 53%
Jason Altmire 55%
Rob Andrews 50%
Michael Arcuri 55%
Joe Baca, Sr. 55%
Brian Baird 58%
J. Gresham Barrett 70%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 64%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 58%
Howard Berman 53%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 85%
Brian Bilbray 80%
Jeff Bingaman 45%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 85%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Dan Boren 94%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 65%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 74%
Nancy Boyda 65%
Henry Brown, Jr. 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 90%
Jim Bunning 80%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 69%
Robert Byrd 40%
Chris Cannon 80%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 55%
Christopher Carney 53%
Mike Castle 75%
Ben Chandler III 47%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Norm Coleman 82%
Kent Conrad 45%
Jerry Costello 47%
Larry Craig 90%
Robert Cramer 74%
Barbara Cubin 80%
Artur Davis 70%
David Davis 85%
Geoff Davis 83%
Lincoln Davis 68%
Thomas Davis III 95%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 89%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 17%
Elizabeth Dole 82%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 85%
Byron Dorgan 27%
Thelma Drake 80%
David Dreier 85%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 85%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 85%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 56%
Bob Etheridge 65%
Terry Everett 83%
Tom Feeney 70%
Russ Feingold 18%
Michael Ferguson 74%
Bob Filner 45%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 68%
Barney Frank 60%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Gabrielle Giffords 61%
Wayne Gilchrest 84%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 67%
Bart Gordon 70%
Judd Gregg 82%
John Hall 50%
Phil Hare 55%
Jane Harman 56%
Robert Hayes 89%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 65%
Baron Hill 70%
Maurice Hinchey 45%
David Lee Hobson 89%
Paul Hodes 50%
Pete Hoekstra 68%
Thomas Holden 45%
Darlene Hooley 55%
Kenny Hulshof 89%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Kay Hutchison 90%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
Daniel Inouye 45%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 61%
Tim Johnson 84%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 45%
Ric Keller 90%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 64%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 63%
Ron Klein 67%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 45%
Dennis Kucinich 35%
John Kuhl, Jr. 80%
Jon Kyl 60%
Ray LaHood 83%
Nicholas Lampson 84%
Steve LaTourette 65%
Frank Lautenberg 55%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 73%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 75%
Dick Lugar 91%
Dan Lungren 83%
Connie Mack IV 79%
Tim Mahoney 75%
Don Manzullo 80%
Jim Marshall 53%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 75%
James McCrery III 85%
John McHugh 78%
Michael McNulty 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 55%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
Brad Miller 47%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 60%
Patrick Murphy 55%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 68%
Sue Myrick 74%
Ben Nelson 64%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 42%
John Peterson 85%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 89%
Todd Platts 70%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Jon Porter, Sr. 84%
Deborah Pryce 95%
George Radanovich 68%
James Ramstad 80%
Ralph Regula 95%
Denny Rehberg 90%
Richard Renzi 95%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 90%
Laura Richardson 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 44%
Ken Salazar 64%
William Sali 75%
Jim Saxton 83%
Jean Schmidt 89%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60%
John Shadegg 70%
Christopher Shays 70%
Heath Shuler 55%
Ike Skelton 72%
Gordon Smith 60%
Olympia Snowe 64%
Vic Snyder 60%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 84%
Zack Space 58%
Arlen Specter 82%
John Spratt, Jr. 55%
Pete Stark 47%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Ted Stevens 91%
Bart Stupak 55%
John Sullivan 71%
John Sununu 64%
Betty Sutton 55%
Tom Tancredo 64%

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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