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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: RESULTS

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 21%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 16%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 16%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 16%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 88%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 6%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 21%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 16%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 94%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 15%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 16%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 57%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 66%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 62%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 16%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 94%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 15%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 15%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 61%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 77%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 11%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 82%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 11%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 5%
Neil Abercrombie 77%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Wayne Allard 5%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 21%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 11%
Joe Barton 11%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 100%
Melissa Bean 55%
Bob Bennett 21%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 72%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 16%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 88%
John Boehner 11%
Kit Bond 10%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 16%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 76%
Rick Boucher 72%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 6%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 72%
Bob Brady 88%
Corrine Brown 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Sam Brownback 5%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 5%
Dan Burton 16%
Steve Buyer 21%
Robert Byrd 94%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 11%

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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