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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
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 82%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 8%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 8%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 17%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 83%
Marion Berry 8%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 8%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 40%
Ben Chandler III 25%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 8%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 67%
Geoff Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 8%
Thomas Davis III 8%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 25%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 8%
Judd Gregg 33%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 17%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 45%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 60%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Herb Kohl 67%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 83%
Steve LaTourette 8%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 18%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McNulty 75%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 81%

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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