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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: CNET News

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 42%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 47%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 61%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 70%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 65%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 44%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 53%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 35%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 29%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 38%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 55%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 39%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
HI U.S. House 1 Edward Case Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 38%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 42%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 73%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 58%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 27%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 35%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 38%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 37%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 47%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 42%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 47%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 47%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 44%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 45%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 37%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 43%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 45%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 42%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 45%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 63%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 31%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 30%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 47%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 38%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 37%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 47%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 47%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 35%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 53%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 45%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 58%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 53%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 32%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 55%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 35%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 53%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 53%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 39%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 33%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 38%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 40%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 42%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 36%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 47%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 56%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 42%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 65%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 45%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 31%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 32%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 38%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 65%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 53%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 42%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 67%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 38%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
Neil Abercrombie 42%
Gary Ackerman 61%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 38%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 53%
George Allen 78%
Thomas Allen 45%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 53%
Spencer Bachus 44%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 38%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 47%
J. Gresham Barrett 45%
John Barrow 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 42%
Joe Barton 47%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 31%
Evan Bayh 55%
Melissa Bean 43%
Bob Beauprez 42%
Bob Bennett 43%
Shelley Berkley 53%
Howard Berman 63%
Marion Berry 32%
Joe Biden, Jr. 38%
Judy Biggert 47%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Tim Bishop 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 45%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 36%
Mary Bono Mack 45%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 25%
Barbara Boxer 31%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bob Brady 30%
Corrine Brown 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 43%
Sam Brownback 53%
Ginny Brown-Waite 45%

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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