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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 33%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 88%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 38%
Todd Platts 25%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
George Radanovich 38%
James Ramstad 38%
Ralph Regula 63%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 13%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 13%
Ken Salazar 67%
Jim Saxton 0%
Jean Schmidt 38%
John Shadegg 38%
Christopher Shays 25%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 17%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 75%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 38%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Ted Stevens 50%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 50%
John Sununu 83%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Gene Taylor 50%
Todd Tiahrt 38%
Ed Towns 63%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 63%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 75%
Mel Watt 88%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 38%
Heather Wilson 38%
Lynn Woolsey 75%
David Wu 63%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 50%

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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