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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
John Adler 47%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 43%
Todd Akin 73%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Jason Altmire 60%
Thomas Andrews 33%
Michael Arcuri 53%
Steve Austria 87%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Brian Baird 57%
Bill Barrett 82%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 36%
Bob Bennett 86%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 79%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 93%
Jeff Bingaman 43%
John Boccieri 60%
Kit Bond 86%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 87%
Mary Bono Mack 80%
Dan Boren 87%
Leonard Boswell 47%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Bobby Bright 87%
Henry Brown, Jr. 79%
Ginny Brown-Waite 73%
Jim Bunning 67%
Roland Burris 43%
Dan Burton 73%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 57%
Eric Cantor 71%
Joseph Cao 73%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 40%
Christopher Carney 50%
Julia Carson 33%
Mike Castle 80%
Ben Chandler III 69%
Travis Childers 73%
William Clay, Sr. 33%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 87%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Bill Delahunt 33%
James DeMint 71%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 79%
Norm Dicks 40%
Chris Dodd 43%
Byron Dorgan 57%
David Dreier 86%
Steve Driehaus 47%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 93%
Brad Ellsworth 47%
Jo Ann Emerson 87%
John Ensign 86%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Russ Feingold 43%
Bob Filner 33%
Floyd Flake 71%
Barney Frank 33%
Elton Gallegly 79%
Gabrielle Giffords 40%
Henry Gonzalez 36%
Bart Gordon 53%
Judd Gregg 71%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 87%
John Hall 40%
Debbie Halvorson 60%
Phil Hare 40%
Jane Harman 47%
Wally Herger, Jr. 73%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 79%
Baron Hill 60%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
Paul Hodes 36%
Pete Hoekstra 80%
Thomas Holden 60%
Kay Hutchison 57%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 80%
Daniel Inouye 43%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 36%
Tim Johnson 87%
Steve Kagen 43%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ted Kaufman 43%
Joseph Kennedy II 36%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Mary Jo Kilroy 33%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Larry Kissell 60%
Ron Klein 40%
Herb Kohl 43%
Suzanne Kosmas 53%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 67%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 71%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Frank Lautenberg 43%
Chris Lee 100%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 43%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
John Linder 73%
Dick Lugar 86%
Dan Lungren 80%
Connie Mack IV 73%
Don Manzullo 73%
Betsy Markey 73%
Jim Marshall 73%
Melquiades Martinez 83%
Eric Massa 73%
Thaddeus McCotter 93%
John McHugh 40%
Michael McMahon 53%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 40%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 64%
John Miller 73%
Brad Miller 33%
Walt Minnick 87%
Harry Mitchell 80%
Alan Mollohan 53%
Dennis Moore 40%
Frank Murkowski 71%
Patrick Murphy 43%
Scott Murphy 64%
Jack Murtha 42%
Sue Myrick 80%
Ben Nelson 71%
Glenn Nye III 67%
Jim Oberstar 36%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 33%
Tom Perriello 57%
Todd Platts 93%
Earl Pomeroy 53%
David Pryor 57%
George Radanovich 77%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Laura Richardson 31%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 33%
Mark Schauer 40%
Jean Schmidt 71%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 36%
John Shadegg 71%
Heath Shuler 53%
Ike Skelton 73%
Linda Smith 80%
Neal Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 86%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 50%
Mark Souder 87%
Zack Space 64%
Arlen Specter 71%
John Spratt, Jr. 47%
Pete Stark 43%
Cliff Stearns 80%
Bart Stupak 47%
John Sullivan 69%
Betty Sutton 33%
John Tanner 57%
Ellen Tauscher 20%
Gene Taylor 73%
Harry Teague 73%
Todd Tiahrt 71%
Ed Towns 40%
George Voinovich 86%
Zach Wamp 93%
Diane Watson 33%
Mel Watt 36%
Jim Webb, Jr. 43%
Anthony Weiner 33%
Robert Wexler 33%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 53%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
Bill Young 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 29%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 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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