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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 89%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Jason Altmire 61%
Rob Andrews 63%
Michael Arcuri 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Michele Bachmann 94%
Spencer Bachus 94%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 94%
John Barrow 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 63%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 56%
Joe Biden, Jr. 71%
Judy Biggert 94%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Tim Bishop 71%
John Boehner 94%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
Dan Boren 78%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 61%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 94%
Barbara Boxer 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Bruce Braley 56%
Paul Broun 67%
Corrine Brown 69%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 79%
Jim Bunning 75%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 57%
Dave Camp 94%
John Campbell III 76%
Eric Cantor 94%
Lois Capps 61%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
Russ Carnahan 61%
Christopher Carney 59%
Mike Castle 78%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 61%
Travis Childers 64%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Howard Coble 89%
Thomas Coburn 75%
Norm Coleman 83%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 86%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 89%
Lincoln Davis 61%
Bill Delahunt 56%
James DeMint 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 67%
John Dingell 56%
Chris Dodd 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Donna Edwards 58%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Sam Farr 61%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 53%
Russ Feingold 38%
Bob Filner 47%
Randy Forbes 78%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 94%
Barney Frank 61%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Scott Garrett 78%
Jim Gerlach 81%
Gabrielle Giffords 67%
Phil Gingrey 78%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 86%
Charles Hagel 83%
John Hall 56%
Ralph Hall 83%
Phil Hare 56%
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 65%
Doc Hastings 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Baron Hill 61%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 59%
Paul Hodes 56%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 61%
Rush Holt, Jr. 61%
Mike Honda 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Steve Israel 61%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 61%
Tim Johnson 67%
Timothy Johnson 75%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Patrick Kennedy 59%
John Kerry 63%
Dale Kildee 61%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 53%
Jack Kingston 61%
Mark Kirk 83%
Ron Klein 67%
John Kline 94%
Herb Kohl 63%
Dennis Kucinich 39%
Jon Kyl 63%
Ray LaHood 82%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Latham 89%
Steve LaTourette 76%
Frank Lautenberg 63%
Carl Levin 63%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 72%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 88%
Don Manzullo 83%
Jim Marshall 67%
Melquiades Martinez 88%
Jim Matheson 78%
Carolyn McCarthy 65%
Thaddeus McCotter 82%
Jim McDermott 50%
John McHugh 83%
Mike McIntyre 61%
Buck McKeon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 61%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 71%
John Mica 94%
Mike Michaud 50%
Barbara Mikulski 63%
Candice Miller 78%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 50%
Jeff Miller 89%
Brad Miller 61%
Harry Mitchell 67%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 71%
Jim Moran, Jr. 61%
Patrick Murphy 67%
Jack Murtha 65%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 71%
Randy Neugebauer 82%
Barack Obama II 67%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 56%
John Olver 56%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 47%
Tom Petri 72%
Joe Pitts 88%
Todd Platts 78%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
Mark Pryor 75%
Adam Putnam 94%
George Radanovich 94%
Nick Rahall II 67%
Charlie Rangel 61%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Harry Reid 75%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Laura Richardson 59%
Jay Rockefeller IV 63%

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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