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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
George Radanovich 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 36%
James Ramstad 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 11%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 11%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 92%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 21%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 64%
Ken Salazar 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 14%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 14%
Rick Santorum 88%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 71%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 21%
Jean Schmidt 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 14%
John Schwarz 86%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
Donald Sherwood 93%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 77%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
Ike Skelton 57%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 79%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 21%
Mike Sodrel 100%
Hilda Solis 14%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 21%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 22%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 15%
Bart Stupak 23%
John Sullivan 93%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 86%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 23%
Charles Taylor 93%
Gene Taylor 64%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 86%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 14%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 79%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 43%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
George Voinovich 78%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 17%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 14%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 15%
Anthony Weiner 14%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 79%
Gerald Weller 93%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
Robert Wexler 15%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 86%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 23%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 93%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young 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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