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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100
Bob Bennett 100
Kit Bond 100
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100
Jim Bunning 100
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100
Norm Coleman 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100
Elizabeth Dole 100
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100
Tom Feeney 100
Wayne Gilchrest 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100
Kay Hutchison 100
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100
Dick Lugar 100
Connie Mack IV 100
Melquiades Martinez 100
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100
John Peterson 100
George Radanovich 100
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
Gordon Smith 100
Olympia Snowe 100
Ted Stevens 100
John Sununu 100
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100
John Warner 100
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
Heather Wilson 100
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 91
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 91
Larry Craig 91
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91
James DeMint 91
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91
Judd Gregg 91
Jon Kyl 91
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 91
Arlen Specter 91
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90
Todd Akin 90
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 90
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 90
Roscoe Bartlett 90
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90
Judy Biggert 90
Brian Bilbray 90
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 90
Jo Bonner, Jr. 90
Mary Bono Mack 90
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 90
Dan Boren 90
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 90
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90
Henry Brown, Jr. 90
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90
Dan Burton 90
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90
Eric Cantor 90
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90
Mike Castle 90
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 90
David Davis 90
Geoff Davis 90
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
Thelma Drake 90
David Dreier 90
Vern Ehlers 90
Jo Ann Emerson 90
John Ensign 90
Terry Everett 90
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 90
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 90
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 90
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 90
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
David Lee Hobson 90
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 90
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 90
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 90
Joseph Knollenberg 90
John Kuhl, Jr. 90
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 90
Jerry Lewis 90
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90
Dan Lungren 90
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 90
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 90
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 90
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 90
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 90
Denny Rehberg 90
Thomas Reynolds 90
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 90
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90
William Sali 90
Jean Schmidt 90
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 90
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 90
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 90
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90
George Voinovich 90
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90
Zach Wamp 90
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90
Rodney Alexander 89
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 89
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 89
Ginny Brown-Waite 89
Steve Buyer 89
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 89
Elton Gallegly 89
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 89
Pete Hoekstra 89
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 89
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 89
Ray LaHood 89
Ron Lewis 89
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 89
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 89
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 89
Marilyn Musgrave 89
Sue Myrick 89
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 89
Ralph Regula 89
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 89
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 89
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 89
Mark Souder 89
Todd Tiahrt 89
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 89
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 89
Bill Young 89
John Doolittle 88
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 88
James McCrery III 88
Deborah Pryce 88
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 88
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88
John Sullivan 88
David Weldon 88
Kenny Hulshof 86
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 83
Wayne Allard 82
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82
J. Gresham Barrett 80
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80
Chris Cannon 80
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80
Thomas Davis III 80
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 80
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 80
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 80
Virgil Goode, Jr. 80

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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