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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
Tim Johnson -1
Steve Kagen -2
Paul Kanjorski +1
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee +1
Carolyn Kilpatrick +2
Ron Klein -1
Herb Kohl -1
Dennis Kucinich +5
Jon Kyl -2
Ray LaHood +2
Steve LaTourette -1
Frank Lautenberg -2
Jerry Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman -4
Blanche Lincoln -1
John Linder -3
Dick Lugar +1
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV -1
Don Manzullo -1
Jim Marshall -2
Melquiades Martinez -3
Thaddeus McCotter -2
John McHugh -2
Kendrick Meek, Sr. -1
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0
Brad Miller +1
Harry Mitchell -2
Alan Mollohan +1
Dennis Moore 0
Patrick Murphy 0
Jack Murtha +3
Sue Myrick -1
Ben Nelson -2
Jim Oberstar +5
Dave Obey +1
John Olver +5
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. +1
Ron Paul +3
Donald Payne +4
Todd Platts -2
Earl Pomeroy 0
George Radanovich -2
Denny Rehberg -1
Silvestre Reyes +1
Laura Richardson +1
Ciro Rodriguez 0
Mike Ross 0
Steve Rothman +1
Ken Salazar -1
William Sali -2
Jean Schmidt -1
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0
John Shadegg -2
Heath Shuler 0
Ike Skelton +1
Olympia Snowe -2
Vic Snyder +2
Hilda Solis +1
Mark Souder -3
Zack Space -2
Arlen Specter -1
John Spratt, Jr. +1
Pete Stark 5
Cliff Stearns -2
Ted Stevens -1
Bart Stupak 0
John Sullivan -1
John Sununu +1
Betty Sutton 0
Tom Tancredo -1
John Tanner +1
Ellen Tauscher 0
Gene Taylor +3
Todd Tiahrt -1
Ed Towns 0
George Voinovich 0
Zach Wamp +1
Diane Watson +2
Mel Watt +2
Jim Webb, Jr. +3
Anthony Weiner -2
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. -1
Lynn Woolsey +3
David Wu +4
Bill Young 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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