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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 29%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 17%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 14%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 30%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 92%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 58%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 29%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 42%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 83%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 83%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 83%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 92%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 92%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 33%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 82%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 33%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 100%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 40%
Bill Archer 92%
Richard Armey 92%
John Ashcroft 100%
Henry Scott Baesler 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
William Baker 92%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 58%
Bob Barr, Jr. 92%
Bill Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Herbert Bateman 91%
Max Baucus 29%
Anthony Beilenson 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Howard Berman 30%
Tom Bevill 50%
Brian Bilbray 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 92%
Peter Blute 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 92%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Sonny Bono 92%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
Bill Bradley 0%
John Breaux 43%
Bill Brewster 73%
Glen Browder 50%
George Brown, Jr. 25%
Hank Brown 100%
Richard Bryan 29%
Ed Bryant 91%
John Bryant 36%
Dale Bumpers 14%
Jim Bunn 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 14%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Ben Campbell 100%
Mike Castle 83%
John Chafee 86%
Jim Chapman 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 83%
Jon Lynn Christensen 92%
Dick Chrysler 91%
William Clay, Sr. 17%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 50%
William Clinger 92%
William Cohen 57%
Ronald Coleman 25%
Barbara-Rose Collins 8%
Cardiss Collins 11%

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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