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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Peace Action West

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 90%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 33%
Michael Arcuri 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 40%
Melissa Bean 50%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 20%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 80%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 90%
Rick Boucher 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
Bruce Braley 89%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 13%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 10%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 40%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 22%
Howard Coble 40%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 90%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 60%
John Dingell 90%
Chris Dodd 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 90%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 10%
Gabrielle Giffords 60%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Bart Gordon 70%
Judd Gregg 20%
John Hall 90%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 80%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 60%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 80%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 70%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Tim Johnson 20%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Jack Kingston 10%
Ron Klein 70%
Herb Kohl 80%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Latham 10%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 80%
Carl Levin 60%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 40%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 40%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 20%
Melquiades Martinez 20%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 70%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
John McHugh 0%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 56%
Mike Michaud 90%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 70%
Harry Mitchell 70%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 80%
Patrick Murphy 70%
Jack Murtha 60%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 40%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Ed Pastor 90%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Petri 20%
Todd Platts 10%
Earl Pomeroy 70%
Mark Pryor 60%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 80%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Laura Richardson 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 80%
John Salazar 50%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Allyson Schwartz 80%
José Serrano 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 70%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 80%
Heath Shuler 70%
Ike Skelton 70%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 50%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 22%
Bart Stupak 80%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 80%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
Gene Taylor 60%
Lee Terry 10%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 90%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 20%
Zach Wamp 10%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 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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