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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Arc

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Todd Akin 33%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 33%
John Barrow 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Melissa Bean 83%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Dan Burton 33%
Steve Buyer 33%
Dave Camp 33%
John Campbell III 40%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 33%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 20%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Howard Coble 33%
Jerry Costello 100%
Robert Cramer 83%
Ander Crenshaw 33%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Artur Davis 100%
Geoff Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 33%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
John Doolittle 33%
Thelma Drake 33%
David Dreier 33%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 17%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 33%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Randy Forbes 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 33%
Scott Garrett 33%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 40%
Phil Gingrey 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 100%
Ralph Hall 33%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 33%
Robert Hayes 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 33%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
Bobby Jindal 33%
Tim Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Richard Keller 40%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 33%
Mark Kirk 33%
John Kline 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Ray LaHood 33%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 33%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Ron Lewis 33%
John Linder 33%
Dan Lungren 33%
Connie Mack IV 33%
Don Manzullo 33%
Jim Marshall 67%
Jim Matheson 83%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
James McCrery III 33%
Jim McDermott 83%
John McHugh 67%
Mike McIntyre 100%
Buck McKeon 33%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100%
John Mica 33%
Mike Michaud 100%
Candice Miller 20%
Gary Miller 40%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 33%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Tim Murphy 33%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 33%
Sue Myrick 33%
Randy Neugebauer 33%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 33%
Tom Petri 33%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Joe Pitts 17%
Todd Platts 33%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Tom Price 33%
Deborah Pryce 33%
Adam Putnam 33%
George Radanovich 33%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 67%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Mike Rogers 33%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
Jean Schmidt 40%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
John Shadegg 17%
Christopher Shays 33%
Ike Skelton 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 33%

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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