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Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 70
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 89
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 64
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 90
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 60
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 89
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 56
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 70
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 67
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 50
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 67
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 60
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 64
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 43
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 63
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 89
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 90
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 80
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 70
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 60
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 80
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 75
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 80
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 78
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 60
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 60
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 56
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 90
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 55
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 80
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 43
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 89
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 60
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 80
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 56
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 73
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 90
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 56
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 67
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 56
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 56
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 55
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 55
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 60
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 55
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 90
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 56
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 80
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 60
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 90
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 90
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 44
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 64
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 60
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 73
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 50
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 56
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 56
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 90
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 60
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 60
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 55
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 56
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 56
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 89
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 55
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 90
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 55
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60

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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