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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 90%
Todd Akin 12%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 10%
Rodney Alexander 12%
Wayne Allard 10%
George Allen 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 12%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 12%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 12%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Beauprez 12%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 90%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 12%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 12%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 12%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 12%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 12%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 12%
Mary Bono Mack 12%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 12%
Dan Boren 88%
Leonard Boswell 83%
Rick Boucher 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 12%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 86%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 12%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 12%
Jim Bunning 10%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 12%
Conrad Burns 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 12%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 12%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 12%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 90%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 12%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 88%
Russ Carnahan 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 12%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 12%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 10%
Ben Chandler III 88%
Chris Chocola 12%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 30%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 12%
Norm Coleman 38%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
Larry Craig 10%
Robert Cramer 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 12%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 12%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 14%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 12%
James DeMint 10%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 12%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 12%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
John Doolittle 12%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
Thelma Drake 12%
David Dreier 12%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 12%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 12%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 12%
John Ensign 30%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 14%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
Michael Ferguson 25%
Bob Filner 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 12%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 12%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 12%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 12%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 12%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 12%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 62%
Jim Gibbons 38%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 12%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
Bart Gordon 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
Mark Green 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%

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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