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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Benefits Council

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 67%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Thomas Allen 67%
Rob Andrews 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 67%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 67%
Charlie Bass 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 67%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 67%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 67%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 67%
Randall Cunningham 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
James Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
Bill Delahunt 67%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 67%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
John Doolittle 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 67%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 67%
Philip English 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 67%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 67%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
Gilbert Gutknecht 33%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 67%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67%
William Jefferson 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 67%
Sue Kelly 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 67%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 67%
Ray LaHood 100%
Tom Lantos 67%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
James Leach 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 67%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 67%
John McHugh 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 67%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 67%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 67%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 67%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 67%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
Jack Murtha 67%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 33%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 67%

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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