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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Social Workers

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 100%
Travis Childers 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Donna Edwards 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
John Kerry 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Barack Obama II 100%
Mark Pryor 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
George Voinovich 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Rob Andrews 66%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 66%
Robert Cramer 66%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
Bob Etheridge 66%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 66%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 66%
Gerald Weller 66%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
John Barrow 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Bruce Braley 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Lincoln Davis 50%
John Dingell 50%
Sam Farr 50%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Barney Frank 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 50%
Mike Honda 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
Brad Miller 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 50%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Thomas Allen 40%
Jason Altmire 40%
Michael Arcuri 40%
Brian Baird 40%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 40%
Melissa Bean 40%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
Tim Bishop 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 40%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 40%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
Nancy Boyda 40%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 40%
Corrine Brown 40%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 40%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 40%
Lois Capps 40%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 40%
Christopher Carney 40%
Mike Castle 40%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 40%
Ben Chandler III 40%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
Artur Davis 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 40%
Thomas Davis III 40%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
Bill Delahunt 40%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
Norm Dicks 40%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 40%
Chet Edwards 40%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 40%
Brad Ellsworth 40%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
Philip English 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 40%
Bob Filner 40%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Elton Gallegly 40%
Jim Gerlach 40%
Gabrielle Giffords 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 40%
Bart Gordon 40%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 40%
John Hall 40%
Phil Hare 40%
Jane Harman 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
Robert Hayes 40%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 40%
Baron Hill 40%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 40%
David Lee Hobson 40%
Paul Hodes 40%
Thomas Holden 40%
Rush Holt, Jr. 40%
Darlene Hooley 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 40%
Steve Israel 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
William Jefferson 40%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 40%
Steve Kagen 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
Dale Kildee 40%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
Mark Kirk 40%

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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