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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 90%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 36%
Kay Hutchison 63%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 45%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 91%
Ric Keller 27%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Ron Klein 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 78%
John Kuhl, Jr. 18%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Steve LaTourette 73%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 10%
Tim Mahoney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 18%
James McCrery III 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 91%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 82%
Alan Mollohan 82%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 91%
Jack Murtha 91%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 75%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 27%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Deborah Pryce 64%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 73%
Ralph Regula 64%
Denny Rehberg 45%
Richard Renzi 45%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 18%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 27%
Jean Schmidt 9%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 73%
Heath Shuler 73%
Ike Skelton 91%
Gordon Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 88%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 9%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 88%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 89%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Ted Stevens 75%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 43%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 45%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 64%
Zach Wamp 18%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 9%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 82%
Heather Wilson 64%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 55%

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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