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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 30%
Jason Altmire 10%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michael Arcuri 10%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Brian Baird 20%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 13%
Melissa Bean 10%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 20%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 10%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 20%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 10%
Nancy Boyda 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 30%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dennis Cardoza 10%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Christopher Carney 10%
Julia Carson 10%
Mike Castle 10%
Ben Chandler III 20%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Norm Coleman 13%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 10%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 10%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Artur Davis 10%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 10%
Bill Delahunt 20%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 10%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Brad Ellsworth 10%
Jo Ann Emerson 10%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 38%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 10%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 30%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
Bart Gordon 30%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 10%
Phil Hare 30%
Jane Harman 30%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 10%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 10%
Baron Hill 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Paul Hodes 20%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 20%
Darlene Hooley 20%
Kenny Hulshof 10%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
William Jefferson 10%
Tim Johnson 20%
Steve Kagen 10%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 10%
Ron Klein 10%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 13%
Dennis Kucinich 20%
John Kuhl, Jr. 10%
Jon Kyl 13%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 10%
Tom Lantos 10%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Tim Mahoney 10%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 30%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 20%
Michael McNulty 20%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 10%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 10%
Brad Miller 10%
Harry Mitchell 10%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Dennis Moore 20%
Patrick Murphy 10%
Jack Murtha 20%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 13%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 20%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Ron Paul 30%
Donald Payne 10%
John Peterson 20%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 10%
Todd Platts 30%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 10%
Denny Rehberg 20%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Laura Richardson 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 30%
Ken Salazar 13%
William Sali 10%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 10%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 10%
Heath Shuler 10%
Ike Skelton 10%
Gordon Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 10%
Hilda Solis 10%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 20%
Arlen Specter 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 20%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 13%

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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