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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 40%
John Adler 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 40%
Rodney Alexander 60%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 40%
Michael Arcuri 20%
Steve Austria 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Brian Baird 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 40%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 40%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 40%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
John Boccieri 40%
Kit Bond 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Bobby Bright 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Scott Brown 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 40%
Jim Bunning 50%
Roland Burris 50%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 50%
Eric Cantor 40%
Joseph Cao 40%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 40%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 20%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Travis Childers 40%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 20%
Mark Critz 25%
Kathy Dahlkemper 40%
Artur Davis 40%
Geoff Davis 40%
Lincoln Davis 40%
Bill Delahunt 33%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 40%
Charles Djou 75%
Chris Dodd 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 60%
Steve Driehaus 40%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 40%
Russ Feingold 0%
Bob Filner 40%
Barney Frank 40%
Elton Gallegly 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 40%
Judd Gregg 50%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 40%
John Hall 60%
Debbie Halvorson 40%
Phil Hare 40%
Jane Harman 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 40%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
Paul Hodes 20%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 40%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 40%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 40%
Tim Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 25%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ted Kaufman 50%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
Mary Jo Kilroy 40%
Larry Kissell 20%
Ron Klein 40%
Herb Kohl 50%
Suzanne Kosmas 40%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 40%
Dennis Kucinich 40%
Jon Kyl 50%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
Chris Lee 40%
George LeMieux 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 25%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 40%
Betsy Markey 40%
Jim Marshall 40%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
Michael McMahon 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 40%
Brad Miller 60%
Walt Minnick 20%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
Patrick Murphy 40%
Scott Murphy 40%
Sue Myrick 40%
Ben Nelson 50%
Glenn Nye III 40%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 40%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25%
Ron Paul 80%
Donald Payne 40%
Tom Perriello 40%
Todd Platts 40%
Earl Pomeroy 20%
George Radanovich 33%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Laura Richardson 40%
Ciro Rodriguez 20%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 50%
Mark Schauer 40%
Jean Schmidt 60%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 20%
John Shadegg 80%
Heath Shuler 20%
Ike Skelton 40%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Zack Space 40%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
Pete Stark 40%
Cliff Stearns 40%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sullivan 75%
Betty Sutton 40%
John Tanner 50%
Gene Taylor 60%
Harry Teague 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 40%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 40%
Mel Watt 40%
Jim Webb, Jr. 50%
Anthony Weiner 40%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 40%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 40%
Bill Young 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 60%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 40%

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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