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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
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic -2
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic +2
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic +2
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic -2
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic -2
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic -1
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic +1
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic -1
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican -2
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican -2
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican +1
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic +4
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican -1
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican -2
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican -2
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican -2
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican -1
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican -2
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic -2
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican -1
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic +4
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic +5
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic +1
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic +4
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican -2
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican -2
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic -1
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican +1
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican -1
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican -1
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic -1
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic +1
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican -2
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican -2
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic +1
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic -1
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican -3
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican -3
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican +3
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic -1
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican -3
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 3
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican -3
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican -3
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican -3
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican -1
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican -3
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican +1
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican -2
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic -1
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican -2
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican -2
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican +1
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic +2
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic +3
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican -1
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican -2
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic -1
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic +2
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican -1
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican -2
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic +5
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican -1
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 0
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican -2
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic +3
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic +3
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent +1
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic +4
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic -1
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic -2
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic -1
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican -1
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican -1
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic +5
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican -1
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic +2
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic +1
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic +5
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican -2
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic +4
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican +1
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic -2
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican -1
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic +3
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican -1
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican -1
Gary Ackerman -1
Daniel Akaka, Sr. +1
Todd Akin -1
Rodney Alexander -2
Jason Altmire 0
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 0
Joe Baca, Sr. -1
Brian Baird +2
J. Gresham Barrett -2
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Max Baucus -1
Evan Bayh -2
Melissa Bean -1
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley -3
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry -1
Judy Biggert +1
Brian Bilbray -1
Jeff Bingaman +1
Kit Bond -1
Jo Bonner, Jr. -2
Mary Bono Mack +1
Dan Boren -2
Leonard Boswell +3
Rick Boucher +3
Allen Boyd, Jr. -2
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite -2
Jim Bunning -1
Dan Burton -3
Steve Buyer +1
Robert Byrd +2
Eric Cantor -3
Dennis Cardoza -1
Russ Carnahan -1
Christopher Carney 0
Mike Castle +2
Ben Chandler III +1
Travis Childers 0
Hillary Clinton 0
Norm Coleman -2
Kent Conrad -3
Jerry Costello 0
Larry Craig 0
Artur Davis -1
David Davis -2
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 0
Bill Delahunt +4
James DeMint -3
Lincoln Diaz-Balart -1
Norm Dicks -1
Chris Dodd 0
Byron Dorgan -2
David Dreier +1
Chet Edwards 0
Vern Ehlers +1
Brad Ellsworth 0
Jo Ann Emerson -1
John Ensign -2
Bob Etheridge +1
Russ Feingold -1
Bob Filner +2
Barney Frank +2
Elton Gallegly -1
Gabrielle Giffords -1
Charlie Gonzalez +2
Virgil Goode, Jr. -1
Bart Gordon -1
Judd Gregg +1
John Hall 0
Phil Hare 0
Jane Harman +1
Wally Herger, Jr. -1
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin -1
Baron Hill +1
Maurice Hinchey +5
Paul Hodes 0
Pete Hoekstra -1
Thomas Holden -1
Kay Hutchison -1
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0
Daniel Inouye -2
Jesse Jackson, Jr. -1

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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