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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 39%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 47%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 65%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 63%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 47%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 81%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 61%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 63%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 75%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 94%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 89%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 53%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 53%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 81%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 81%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 61%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 56%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 75%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 72%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 72%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 61%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 72%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 59%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 81%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 78%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 53%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 94%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 61%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 38%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 56%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 63%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 56%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 88%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 89%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 78%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 61%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 56%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 72%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 67%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 72%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 63%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 78%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 75%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75%
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%
Brian Baird 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 94%
Roscoe Bartlett 78%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 63%
Melissa Bean 83%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 67%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 56%
Judy Biggert 94%
Brian Bilbray 88%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 94%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
Dan Boren 78%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 61%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 79%
Jim Bunning 75%
Dan Burton 89%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 57%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
Russ Carnahan 61%
Christopher Carney 59%
Mike Castle 78%
Ben Chandler III 61%
Travis Childers 64%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Norm Coleman 83%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 86%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 89%
Lincoln Davis 61%
Bill Delahunt 56%
James DeMint 57%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 67%
Chris Dodd 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Brad Ellsworth 72%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Russ Feingold 38%
Bob Filner 47%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 94%
Barney Frank 61%
Elton Gallegly 89%
Gabrielle Giffords 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
Bart Gordon 67%
Judd Gregg 86%
John Hall 56%
Phil Hare 56%
Jane Harman 65%
Wally Herger, Jr. 89%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Baron Hill 61%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
Paul Hodes 56%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 61%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 61%
Tim Johnson 67%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Patrick Kennedy 59%
Dale Kildee 61%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 53%

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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