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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 14%
Rob Andrews 15%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Brian Baird 43%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 64%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 15%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 22%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 36%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 11%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 64%
Russ Carnahan 14%
Julia Carson 15%
Edward Case 54%
Mike Castle 86%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 12%
Norm Coleman 89%
Kent Conrad 29%
Jerry Costello 43%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Artur Davis 36%
Geoff Davis 93%
James Davis 22%
Jo Ann Davis 93%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 93%
Bill Delahunt 21%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 21%
Chris Dodd 11%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 89%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 86%
Vern Ehlers 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Lane Evans 18%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 21%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 64%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 14%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 85%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 79%
Mark Green 93%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Jane Harman 38%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 36%
Darlene Hooley 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
William Jefferson 31%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Nancy Johnson 86%
Tim Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 7%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 14%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 22%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 14%
John Kuhl, Jr. 93%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 86%
Tom Lantos 14%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 77%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 93%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 93%
Jim Marshall 79%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 86%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 7%
Michael McNulty 21%
Martin Meehan 14%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
Brad Miller 14%
Alan Mollohan 36%
Dennis Moore 21%
Jack Murtha 21%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 93%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 7%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 86%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 86%

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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