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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 70%
Gary Ackerman 70%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 70%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 80%
Rodney Alexander 77%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 70%
Michael Arcuri 70%
Joe Baca, Sr. 87%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 70%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 70%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 70%
Max Baucus 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 70%
Bob Bennett 80%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 66%
Judy Biggert 80%
Brian Bilbray 60%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 70%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 60%
Kit Bond 80%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 70%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 70%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 70%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 70%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 60%
Ginny Brown-Waite 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 80%
Jim Bunning 80%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 70%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 70%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 70%
Steve Buyer 77%
Robert Byrd 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 70%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 50%
Eric Cantor 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 70%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 80%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Russ Carnahan 70%
Christopher Carney 70%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 70%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 80%
Mike Castle 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 80%
Ben Chandler III 70%
Travis Childers 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 66%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 70%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 70%
Hillary Clinton 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 70%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 70%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 80%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 70%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 70%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 70%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 70%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 80%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70%
Jerry Costello 70%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 70%
Larry Craig 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 66%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 70%
Artur Davis 70%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 70%
David Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 70%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70%
Bill Delahunt 70%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 70%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 70%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
Norm Dicks 70%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 70%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 70%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 70%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 62%
David Dreier 70%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 70%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 70%
Vern Ehlers 90%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 70%
Brad Ellsworth 70%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 70%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 70%
John Ensign 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 70%
Bob Etheridge 70%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 66%
Russ Feingold 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Bob Filner 70%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 50%
Barney Frank 70%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 70%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 70%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 70%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 60%
Bart Gordon 70%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
Judd Gregg 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 70%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 62%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 60%
John Hall 70%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 70%
Phil Hare 62%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
Jane Harman 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 70%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 40%
Wally Herger, Jr. 70%

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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