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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Ron Klein 67%
Herb Kohl 63%
Dennis Kucinich 39%
Jon Kyl 63%
Ray LaHood 82%
Steve LaTourette 76%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
Thaddeus McCotter 82%
John McHugh 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 61%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 71%
Brad Miller 61%
Harry Mitchell 67%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 71%
Patrick Murphy 67%
Jack Murtha 65%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 71%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 56%
John Olver 56%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 47%
Todd Platts 78%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
George Radanovich 94%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Laura Richardson 59%
Ciro Rodriguez 61%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 56%
Ken Salazar 63%
Jean Schmidt 94%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 61%
John Shadegg 83%
Heath Shuler 56%
Ike Skelton 61%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 67%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 94%
Zack Space 61%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 61%
Pete Stark 47%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 56%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 75%
Betty Sutton 61%
Tom Tancredo 72%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 61%
Gene Taylor 56%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Ed Towns 56%
George Voinovich 88%
Zach Wamp 100%
Diane Watson 53%
Mel Watt 61%
Jim Webb, Jr. 63%
Anthony Weiner 59%
Robert Wexler 54%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 67%
Lynn Woolsey 56%
David Wu 50%
Bill Young 83%

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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