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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Kids

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Ann Kirkpatrick 88%
Larry Kissell 85%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 23%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 79%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 71%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 8%
Mary Landrieu 83%
Tom Latham 29%
Steve LaTourette 53%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 38%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 85%
John Linder 6%
William Lipinski 97%
Dick Lugar 46%
Cynthia Lummis 9%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 28%
Betsy Markey 85%
Jim Marshall 82%
Eric Massa 91%
Jim Matheson 79%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 41%
Jim McDermott 94%
Mike McIntyre 82%
Buck McKeon 36%
Michael McMahon 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 94%
John Mica 23%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 20%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 71%
Harry Mitchell 88%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Frank Murkowski 54%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 90%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 23%
Ben Nelson 69%
Randy Neugebauer 12%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Bill Owens 50%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 2%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 87%
Tom Petri 44%
Joe Pitts 11%
Todd Platts 68%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Tom Price 20%
Mark Pryor 85%
Adam Putnam 31%
George Radanovich 22%
Nick Rahall II 100%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 41%
Harry Reid 92%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 24%
Mike Ross 94%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Mark Schauer 94%
Jean Schmidt 23%
Aaron Schock 25%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 82%
E.G. Shuster 21%
Ike Skelton 94%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 23%
Zack Space 94%
Arlen Specter 69%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 8%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 20%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 93%
Gene Taylor 63%
Harry Teague 85%
Lee Terry 38%
Todd Tiahrt 18%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 92%
David Vitter 15%
George Voinovich 15%
Zach Wamp 24%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 92%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 31%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 100%
Frank Wolf 47%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 47%

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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