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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 33%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 83%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Joe Biden, Jr. 83%
Judy Biggert 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 50%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Corrine Brown 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 67%
Dave Camp 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 50%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
Saxby Chambliss 33%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Howard Coble 50%
Thomas Coburn 83%
Norm Coleman 83%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 100%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 0%
Ander Crenshaw 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 33%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 83%
Elizabeth Dole 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 83%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 40%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 50%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 83%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 50%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 83%
Charles Hagel 83%
Ralph Hall 50%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 50%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 83%
Steve Israel 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
Bobby Jindal 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Jack Kingston 50%
Mark Kirk 0%
John Kline 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 67%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 33%
Ray LaHood 50%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 83%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 83%
Dick Lugar 40%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 100%
Melquiades Martinez 17%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 50%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
John Mica 50%
Mike Michaud 50%
Barbara Mikulski 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 50%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 50%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jim Moran, Jr. 50%
Tim Murphy 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 83%
Randy Neugebauer 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
Barack Obama II 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%

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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