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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 11%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 50%
Rob Andrews 25%
Michael Arcuri 25%
Steve Austria 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Michele Bachmann 75%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 77%
Brian Baird 25%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 11%
Evan Bayh 22%
Melissa Bean 25%
Mark Begich 22%
Bob Bennett 88%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 75%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Tim Bishop 25%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 88%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 75%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 50%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Bruce Braley 0%
Bobby Bright 75%
Paul Broun 75%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Scott Brown 77%
Ginny Brown-Waite 75%
Jim Bunning 77%
Roland Burris 11%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 75%
John Campbell III 75%
Eric Cantor 100%
Joseph Cao 50%
Lois Capps 25%
Dennis Cardoza 25%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Christopher Carney 25%
Mike Castle 75%
Jason Chaffetz 75%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Travis Childers 75%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 77%
Kent Conrad 22%
John Conyers, Jr. 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Ander Crenshaw 75%
Mark Critz 25%
Kathy Dahlkemper 0%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 25%
James DeMint 77%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 25%
John Dingell 25%
Charles Djou 50%
Chris Dodd 22%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 100%
Steve Driehaus 25%
Donna Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Brad Ellsworth 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 75%
John Ensign 88%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 25%
Russ Feingold 11%
Bob Filner 0%
John Fleming, Jr. 75%
Randy Forbes 50%
Barney Frank 0%
Trent Franks 75%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Scott Garrett 75%
Jim Gerlach 75%
Gabrielle Giffords 25%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Carte Goodwin 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Alan Grayson 0%
Judd Gregg 77%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 75%
Kay Hagan 11%
John Hall 25%
Ralph Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 25%
Phil Hare 25%
Tom Harkin 11%
Jane Harman 25%
Doc Hastings 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 25%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 25%
Paul Hodes 25%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Tim Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 75%
Daniel Inouye 22%
Steve Israel 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 88%
Tim Johnson 75%
Timothy Johnson 11%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ted Kaufman 0%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
John Kerry 22%
Dale Kildee 25%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Jack Kingston 75%
Mark Kirk 11%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 25%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 25%
John Kline 100%
Herb Kohl 22%
Suzanne Kosmas 50%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 88%
Mary Landrieu 22%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
Chris Lee 75%
George LeMieux 88%
Carl Levin 11%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 11%
Blanche Lincoln 55%
John Linder 75%
Dick Lugar 100%
Cynthia Lummis 100%
Dan Lungren 75%
Connie Mack IV 75%
Dan Maffei 25%
Don Manzullo 75%
Betsy Markey 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 11%
Eric Massa 25%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
Jim McDermott 0%
John McHugh 25%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 75%
Michael McMahon 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 25%
John Mica 75%
Mike Michaud 0%
Barbara Mikulski 22%
Candice Miller 75%
Gary Miller 75%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 75%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 50%
Harry Mitchell 50%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 25%

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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