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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 11%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 29%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 44%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 23%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 44%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 46%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 21%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 14%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 86%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 86%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 36%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 93%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 29%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 21%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 14%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 21%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 93%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
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%

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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