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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 29%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
Dale Kildee 29%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 86%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 71%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
Larry Kissell 86%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 71%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
Herb Kohl 27%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Jon Kyl 91%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 71%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 55%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 29%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 86%
Steve LaTourette 86%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 71%
Frank Lautenberg 18%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 29%
Chris Lee 86%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 29%
Jerry Lewis 86%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 29%
Joe Lieberman 30%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 29%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 71%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 29%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 71%
Dan Lungren 86%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 43%
Connie Mack IV 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 29%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
Don Manzullo 71%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 29%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 86%
Robert Matsui 29%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 83%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 71%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 18%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 86%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 29%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 71%
Brad Miller 29%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 29%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
Frank Murkowski 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 86%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 27%
Sue Myrick 71%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 29%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 29%
Ben Nelson 73%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 71%
John Olver 29%
Major Owens 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 29%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 29%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 29%
Ron Paul 71%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 86%
Donald Payne 43%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 17%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 29%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 86%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 71%
Todd Platts 86%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 71%
David Pryor 73%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 29%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 29%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 9%
Denny Rehberg 86%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 27%
Silvestre Reyes 29%
Laura Richardson 29%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 86%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 86%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 86%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 71%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 86%
Mike Ross 86%
Steve Rothman 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 71%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 43%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 71%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 29%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 9%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 29%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 71%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 29%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 29%
Jean Schmidt 71%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 29%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 29%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 29%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 29%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 71%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 27%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 29%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 86%
Heath Shuler 71%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 86%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 29%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 29%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 71%
Olympia Snowe 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 29%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
Pete Stark 33%
Cliff Stearns 86%
John Sullivan 83%
Betty Sutton 29%
Elinor Taylor 86%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 86%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 45%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 29%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 86%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 29%
Ed Towns 29%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 29%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 86%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 36%

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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