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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 44%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 11%
Michael Arcuri 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 11%
Leonard Boswell 11%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Nancy Boyda 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 11%
Mike Castle 0%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 0%
Ben Chandler III 22%
Travis Childers 0%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Norm Coleman 25%
Kent Conrad 13%
Jerry Costello 11%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Artur Davis 11%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 11%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 56%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 11%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 22%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 22%
Judd Gregg 0%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 22%
Jane Harman 33%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 22%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Paul Hodes 11%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 22%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 11%
Steve Kagen 11%
Paul Kanjorski 11%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Ron Klein 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 13%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
John Kuhl, Jr. 11%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Tim Mahoney 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 11%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 11%
Michael McNulty 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Harry Mitchell 0%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 11%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 11%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 13%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 11%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 11%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 11%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 11%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Laura Richardson 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Ross 22%
Steve Rothman 33%
Ken Salazar 38%
William Sali 13%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 11%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 11%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 11%
Gordon Smith 13%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 11%
Zack Space 11%
Arlen Specter 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 22%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 13%
Bart Stupak 11%
John Sullivan 0%

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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