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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Jim Bunning 99%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 99%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 99%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 99%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 99%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 99%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 99%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 99%
John Warner 99%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 98%
David Lee Hobson 98%
George Radanovich 98%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 98%
Heather Wilson 98%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 97%
Wayne Allard 97%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 97%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 97%
Kay Hutchison 97%
Dick Lugar 97%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 97%
Rodney Alexander 96%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 96%
Richard Hugh Baker 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 96%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 96%
Dan Burton 96%
Steve Buyer 96%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 96%
Chris Cannon 96%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 96%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 96%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 96%
Wally Herger, Jr. 96%
Kenny Hulshof 96%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 96%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 96%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
Dan Lungren 96%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 96%
James McCrery III 96%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 96%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 96%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 96%
Marilyn Musgrave 96%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 96%
John Peterson 96%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 96%
Jon Porter, Sr. 96%
Ralph Regula 96%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 96%
Todd Tiahrt 96%
George Voinovich 96%
Gerald Weller 96%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 96%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 96%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 95%
Mary Bono Mack 95%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 95%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 95%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 95%
Geoff Davis 95%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 95%
Elizabeth Dole 95%
Thelma Drake 95%
David Dreier 95%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Paul Gillmor 95%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 95%
Robert Hayes 95%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 95%
John Kuhl, Jr. 95%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 95%
Jerry Lewis 95%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 95%
Richard Renzi 95%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 95%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 95%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 95%
J. Gresham Barrett 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 94%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 94%
Philip English 94%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 94%
Ron Lewis 94%
John Linder 94%
Sue Myrick 94%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 94%
Deborah Pryce 94%
Cliff Stearns 94%
Craig Thomas 94%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 93%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 93%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 93%
Thomas Reynolds 93%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 93%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Barbara Cubin 92%
James DeMint 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
John Ensign 92%
Terry Everett 92%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 92%
Denny Rehberg 92%
John Shadegg 92%
John Sullivan 92%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
Bill Young 92%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 91%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 91%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
Ric Keller 91%
Don Manzullo 91%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 91%
Larry Craig 90%
Tom Feeney 90%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90%
Duncan Hunter 90%
David Weldon 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
Jon Kyl 89%
John McHugh 89%
Zach Wamp 89%
Judy Biggert 88%
Michael Ferguson 88%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 88%
Ray LaHood 88%
Melquiades Martinez 88%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 88%
Jean Schmidt 88%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
James Walsh 88%
Dan Boren 87%
John Doolittle 87%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 87%
Connie Mack IV 87%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 87%
Todd Platts 87%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 87%

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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