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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 21%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 7%
Ken Salazar 33%
Rick Santorum 88%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 71%
Jean Schmidt 88%
John Schwarz 86%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 75%
Donald Sherwood 93%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 77%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 21%
Mike Sodrel 100%
Hilda Solis 14%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 21%
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%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Ed Towns 33%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
George Voinovich 78%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 14%
Mel Watt 14%
Anthony Weiner 14%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 79%
Gerald Weller 93%
Robert Wexler 15%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 14%
David Wu 23%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 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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