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Special Interest Groups

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

2006 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 8%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 42%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 83%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Ron Paul 17%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 25%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 8%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 67%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 75%
Ike Skelton 33%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 83%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 33%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 33%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 17%
Craig Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 67%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 83%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 83%
Albert Wynn 58%
Bill Young 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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