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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 38%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 57%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 21%
Maurice Hinchey 14%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 46%
David Lee Hobson 92%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 36%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 7%
Darlene Hooley 36%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 14%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 93%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 12%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 14%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29%
William Jefferson 31%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
Nancy Johnson 86%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Tim Johnson 79%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
Paul Kanjorski 7%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 14%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 86%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 14%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 14%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 22%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 14%
John Kuhl, Jr. 93%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 86%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 44%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 29%
Tom Lantos 14%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Steve LaTourette 86%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 77%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 14%
Jerry Lewis 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 15%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 44%
John Linder 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 36%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 14%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 21%
Connie Mack IV 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 15%
Don Manzullo 93%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 14%
Jim Marshall 79%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 14%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
John McHugh 86%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 7%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
Michael McNulty 21%
Martin Meehan 14%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 15%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 57%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 21%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 15%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
Brad Miller 14%
Alan Mollohan 36%
Dennis Moore 21%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Jack Murtha 21%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
Ben Nelson 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 93%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
James Nussle 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 12%
Jim Oberstar 7%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 14%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 86%
Major Owens 15%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 14%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 8%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 14%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
John Peterson 93%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 93%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Todd Platts 86%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 22%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 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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