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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 45%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 86%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 27%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 36%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 45%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 9%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 57%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 55%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 30%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 27%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 29%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 27%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 71%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 9%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 27%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 9%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 9%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 18%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 27%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 18%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 27%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 27%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 29%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 20%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 29%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 29%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 86%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 71%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 86%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 71%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 29%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 71%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 86%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 43%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 29%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 29%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 29%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 29%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 29%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 71%

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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