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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2006 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 80%
Gary Ackerman 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 20%
Charlie Bass 30%
Max Baucus 90%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Judy Biggert 50%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 80%
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%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 60%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 70%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 30%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 70%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Julia Carson 60%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 70%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
Jerry Costello 40%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
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 90%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
Artur Davis 70%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 10%
Norm Dicks 80%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 80%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 30%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 90%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 10%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
Mark Foley 30%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 20%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
William Frist 10%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 30%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
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 80%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
Judd Gregg 20%

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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