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Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Sandy Adams 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 63%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 90%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 9%
Steve Austria 100%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
Charlie Bass 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
Max Baucus 55%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 44%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 44%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 90%
Brian Bilbray 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 44%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 54%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 22%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Scott Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 44%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 44%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 10%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 44%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Ben Chandler III 54%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 9%
Hansen Clarke 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 9%
Kent Conrad 44%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 45%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
Jerry Costello 36%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Chip Cravaack 100%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
Mark Critz 45%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Geoff Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 27%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
James DeMint 88%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Robert Dold 90%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 54%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 90%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 22%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
John Ensign 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 44%
Bob Filner 0%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
Barney Frank 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 27%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 72%

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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