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Rating Group: National Association for College Admission Counseling

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Barbara Boxer 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 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%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 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%
Dick Lugar 100%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 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%
Harry Reid 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%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
David Vitter 100%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Corrine Brown 80%
Bob Filner 80%
Jane Harman 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 80%
Jim Marshall 80%
George Miller 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
Darlene Hooley 71%
William Jefferson 71%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 71%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 71%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
Robert Wexler 71%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
Michael McNulty 66%
Ed Pastor 66%
Laura Richardson 66%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 66%
Neil Abercrombie 62%
Gary Ackerman 62%
Thomas Allen 62%
Rob Andrews 62%
Michael Arcuri 62%
Joe Baca, Sr. 62%
Brian Baird 62%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 62%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
Howard Berman 62%
Marion Berry 62%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
Tim Bishop 62%
Leonard Boswell 62%
Rick Boucher 62%
Nancy Boyda 62%
Bruce Braley 62%
Lois Capps 62%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 62%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Russ Carnahan 62%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 62%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 62%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 62%
John Conyers, Jr. 62%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 62%
Jerry Costello 62%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 62%
Robert Cramer 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 62%
Artur Davis 62%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 62%
Lincoln Davis 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 62%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 62%
Bill Delahunt 62%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 62%
John Dingell 62%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
Chet Edwards 62%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 62%
Brad Ellsworth 62%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 62%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Sam Farr 62%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 62%
Barney Frank 62%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 62%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 62%
John Hall 62%
Phil Hare 62%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 62%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 62%
Baron Hill 62%
Maurice Hinchey 62%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 62%
Paul Hodes 62%
Tim Holden 62%
Rush Holt, Jr. 62%
Mike Honda 62%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62%
Steve Israel 62%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 62%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 62%
Steve Kagen 62%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 62%
Patrick Kennedy 62%
Dale Kildee 62%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 62%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 62%
Ron Klein 62%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 62%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 62%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 62%

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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