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Special Interest Groups

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

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic +5
Gary Ackerman -1
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican -1
Daniel Akaka, Sr. +1
Todd Akin -1
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
Rodney Alexander -2
Jason Altmire 0
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 0
Joe Baca, Sr. -1
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican -3
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican +1
Brian Baird +2
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic +5
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican -1
J. Gresham Barrett -2
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic -1
Roscoe Bartlett 0
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican +1
Max Baucus -1
Evan Bayh -2
Melissa Bean -1
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic +1
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley -3
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry -1
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic -2
Judy Biggert +1
Brian Bilbray -1
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican -2
Jeff Bingaman +1
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican -1
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic +1
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican -3
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic +4
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican -1
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
Kit Bond -1
Jo Bonner, Jr. -2
Mary Bono Mack +1
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican -1
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic +2
Dan Boren -2
Leonard Boswell +3
Rick Boucher +3
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican +2
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic -1
Allen Boyd, Jr. -2
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic +1
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic +2
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican -1
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican -3
Ginny Brown-Waite -2
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican -2
Jim Bunning -1
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican -2
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0
Dan Burton -3
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic +2
Steve Buyer +1
Robert Byrd +2
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican -2
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican -2
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican -2
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican -3
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic -2
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican -1
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic +5
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic +5
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic -3
Dennis Cardoza -1
Russ Carnahan -1
Christopher Carney 0
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic -2
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic +2
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican -1
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0
Mike Castle +2
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican -2
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican -3
Ben Chandler III +1
Travis Childers 0
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic +3
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic +1
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic +3
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic -1
Hillary Clinton 0
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic +1
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican -2
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican -1
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 3
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican -1
Norm Coleman -2
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican -2
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican -2
Kent Conrad -3
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic +5
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic -1
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican -3
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican -3
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0
Jerry Costello 0
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic +1
Larry Craig 0
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican -3
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican -1
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic -2
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican -2
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic +2
Artur Davis -1
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic +2
David Davis -2
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 0
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic +3
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican +1
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic +5
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
Bill Delahunt +4
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic +1
James DeMint -3
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican +1
Lincoln Diaz-Balart -1
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican -2
Norm Dicks -1
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic +1
Chris Dodd 0
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic +5
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0
Byron Dorgan -2
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0
David Dreier +1
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican +3
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0
Chet Edwards 0
Vern Ehlers +1
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor +5
Brad Ellsworth 0
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0
Jo Ann Emerson -1
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic -2
John Ensign -2
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican -1
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic +2
Bob Etheridge +1
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic +2
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican -2
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic +4
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic +4
Russ Feingold -1
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic +2
Bob Filner +2
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican +1
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic +1
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican -2
Barney Frank +2
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican -3
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican -2
Elton Gallegly -1
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican -2
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican -2
Gabrielle Giffords -1
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic -1
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican -2
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican -3
Charlie Gonzalez +2
Virgil Goode, Jr. -1
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican -2
Bart Gordon -1
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican -2
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican -2
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican -2
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican -1
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic -1
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic -1
Judd Gregg +1
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic +5
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic +3
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican +1
John Hall 0
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0
Phil Hare 0
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0
Jane Harman +1
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic -1
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican -1
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0

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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