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

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic +5
Daniel Akaka, Sr. +1
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican +1
Brian Baird +2
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic +5
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican +1
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic +1
Judy Biggert +1
Jeff Bingaman +1
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic +1
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic +4
Mary Bono Mack +1
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic +2
Leonard Boswell +3
Rick Boucher +3
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican +2
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic +1
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic +2
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic +2
Steve Buyer +1
Robert Byrd +2
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic +5
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic +5
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic +2
Mike Castle +2
Ben Chandler III +1
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
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic +1
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic +5
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic +1
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic +2
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic +2
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic +3
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican +1
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic +5
Bill Delahunt +4
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic +1
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican +1
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic +1
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic +5
David Dreier +1
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican +3
Vern Ehlers +1
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor +5
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic +2
Bob Etheridge +1
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic +2
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic +4
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic +4
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic +2
Bob Filner +2
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican +1
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic +1
Barney Frank +2
Charlie Gonzalez +2
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
Jane Harman +1
Baron Hill +1
Maurice Hinchey +5
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic +2
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic +3
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic +4
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic +3
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic +1
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican +1
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic +3
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic +2
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic +2
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican +3
Paul Kanjorski +1
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic +4
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic +2
Dale Kildee +1
Carolyn Kilpatrick +2
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican +1
Dennis Kucinich +5
Ray LaHood +2
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic +4
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican +1
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic +5
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic +1
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic +3
Dick Lugar +1
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic +3
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic +3
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic +3
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor +5
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic +5
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic +5
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic +2
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic +3
Brad Miller +1
Alan Mollohan +1
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic +4
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic +3
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic +2
Jack Murtha +3
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic +3
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic +5
Jim Oberstar +5
Dave Obey +1
John Olver +5
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. +1
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic +1
Ron Paul +3
Donald Payne +4
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican +1
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic +1
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor +2
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican +1
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic +4
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic +3
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic +2
Silvestre Reyes +1
Laura Richardson +1
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican +1
Steve Rothman +1
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic +1
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic +2
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent +1
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic +1
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic +2
Ike Skelton +1
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic +1
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic +2
Vic Snyder +2
Hilda Solis +1
John Spratt, Jr. +1
John Sununu +1
John Tanner +1
Gene Taylor +3
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic +1
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican +1
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic +4
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic +1
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic +2
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican +1
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic +1
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor +1
Zach Wamp +1
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic +3
Diane Watson +2
Mel Watt +2
Jim Webb, Jr. +3
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic +4
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic +1
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican +2
Lynn Woolsey +3
David Wu +4
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic +2
Pete Stark 5
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 3
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 1
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
Jason Altmire 0
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 0
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Bob Bennett 0
Howard Berman 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0
Christopher Carney 0
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0
Travis Childers 0
Hillary Clinton 0
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0
Jerry Costello 0
Larry Craig 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 0
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
Chris Dodd 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0
Chet Edwards 0
Brad Ellsworth 0
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0
John Hall 0
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0
Phil Hare 0
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 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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