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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 93%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 68%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 36%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 49%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 24%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 74%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 45%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 45%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 37%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 77%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 63%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 56%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 46%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 54%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 97%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 78%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 73%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 84%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 51%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 30%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 37%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 97%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 34%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 48%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 53%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 57%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 73%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 41%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 44%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 47%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 33%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 34%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 28%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 51%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 42%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 46%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 54%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 39%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 47%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 32%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 36%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 96%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 46%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 48%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 63%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 87%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 94%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 39%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 34%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 37%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 36%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%

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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