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Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
Gary Ackerman 14%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 14%
Rob Andrews 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
Brian Baird 43%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 64%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 64%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 36%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 21%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 89%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 21%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 11%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 80%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 64%
Russ Carnahan 14%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
Julia Carson 15%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 54%
Mike Castle 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 44%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 36%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
Hillary Clinton 12%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
Norm Coleman 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71%
Jerry Costello 43%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 14%
Artur Davis 36%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
Geoff Davis 93%
James Davis 22%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
Thomas Davis III 93%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 11%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 21%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
Bill Delahunt 21%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 14%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 78%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 21%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
Chris Dodd 11%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 86%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 21%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 14%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 22%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 21%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 71%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
Mark Foley 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 64%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 14%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 86%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 85%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 14%
Mark Green 93%

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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