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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2006 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 8%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 42%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Russ Carnahan 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 25%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 75%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 83%
Artur Davis 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 8%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 83%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 75%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 82%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 18%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 75%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 45%

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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