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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2006 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Brad Miller 80%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 80%
Jack Murtha 80%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 60%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 90%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 80%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 20%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 20%
Deborah Pryce 30%
Mark Pryor 60%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 30%
James Ramstad 20%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 90%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 80%
John Salazar 70%
Ken Salazar 40%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 90%
John Schwarz 40%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 20%
Christopher Shays 60%
Donald Sherwood 10%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 30%
Vic Snyder 80%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 90%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 10%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 10%
John Sweeney 30%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 80%
Ed Towns 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
Mark Udall 80%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 80%
Anthony Weiner 80%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 10%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 80%
Heather Wilson 30%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 70%
Bill Young 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 70%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 70%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 60%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%

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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