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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
John Hall 60
Phil Hare 60
Jane Harman 60
Robert Hayes 70
Wally Herger, Jr. 90
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60
Baron Hill 70
Maurice Hinchey 60
David Lee Hobson 90
Paul Hodes 60
Pete Hoekstra 89
Thomas Holden 56
Darlene Hooley 60
Kenny Hulshof 86
Duncan Hunter 78
Kay Hutchison 100
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89
Daniel Inouye 60
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60
William Jefferson 57
Tim Johnson 63
Steve Kagen 56
Paul Kanjorski 60
Ric Keller 80
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 55
Patrick Kennedy 60
Dale Kildee 60
Carolyn Kilpatrick 60
Ron Klein 60
Joseph Knollenberg 90
Herb Kohl 55
Dennis Kucinich 56
John Kuhl, Jr. 90
Jon Kyl 91
Ray LaHood 89
Nicholas Lampson 75
Steve LaTourette 67
Frank Lautenberg 55
Jerry Lewis 90
Ron Lewis 89
Joe Lieberman 73
Blanche Lincoln 73
John Linder 80
Dick Lugar 100
Dan Lungren 90
Connie Mack IV 100
Tim Mahoney 70
Don Manzullo 80
Jim Marshall 50
Melquiades Martinez 100
Thaddeus McCotter 80
James McCrery III 88
John McHugh 67
Michael McNulty 60
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60
Brad Miller 60
Harry Mitchell 60
Alan Mollohan 60
Dennis Moore 60
Patrick Murphy 60
Jack Murtha 56
Marilyn Musgrave 89
Sue Myrick 89
Ben Nelson 80
Jim Oberstar 60
Dave Obey 60
John Olver 60
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 56
Ron Paul 67
Donald Payne 56
John Peterson 100
Charles Pickering, Jr. 75
Todd Platts 80
Earl Pomeroy 60
Jon Porter, Sr. 80
Deborah Pryce 88
George Radanovich 100
James Ramstad 80
Ralph Regula 89
Denny Rehberg 90
Richard Renzi 78
Silvestre Reyes 56
Thomas Reynolds 90
Laura Richardson 60
Ciro Rodriguez 60
Mike Ross 60
Steve Rothman 60
Ken Salazar 64
William Sali 90
Jim Saxton 67
Jean Schmidt 90
Joe Sestak, Jr. 60
John Shadegg 70
Christopher Shays 56
Heath Shuler 78
Ike Skelton 60
Gordon Smith 100
Olympia Snowe 100
Vic Snyder 60
Hilda Solis 56
Mark Souder 89
Zack Space 60
Arlen Specter 91
John Spratt, Jr. 60
Pete Stark 60
Cliff Stearns 80
Ted Stevens 100
Bart Stupak 60
John Sullivan 88
John Sununu 100
Betty Sutton 56
Tom Tancredo 63
John Tanner 60
Ellen Tauscher 60
Gene Taylor 60
Todd Tiahrt 89
Ed Towns 60
George Voinovich 90
James Walsh 80
Zach Wamp 90
John Warner 100
Diane Watson 60
Mel Watt 60
Jim Webb, Jr. 64
Anthony Weiner 56
David Weldon 88
Gerald Weller 71
Robert Wexler 50
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 63
Heather Wilson 100
Lynn Woolsey 60
David Wu 60
Bill Young 89

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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