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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tim Murphy 81%
Jack Murtha 65%
Sue Myrick 94%
Ben Nelson 71%
Randy Neugebauer 82%
Barack Obama II 67%
Jim Oberstar 56%
Dave Obey 56%
John Olver 56%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 65%
Ed Pastor 50%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 47%
Tom Petri 72%
Joe Pitts 88%
Todd Platts 78%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
Tom Price 72%
Mark Pryor 75%
Adam Putnam 94%
George Radanovich 94%
Nick Rahall II 67%
Charlie Rangel 61%
Denny Rehberg 89%
Harry Reid 75%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Laura Richardson 59%
Jay Rockefeller IV 63%
Ciro Rodriguez 61%
Mike Rogers 89%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 56%
John Salazar 61%
Ken Salazar 63%
Loretta Sanchez 41%
Jean Schmidt 94%
Allyson Schwartz 56%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 61%
John Shadegg 83%
Heath Shuler 56%
Ike Skelton 61%
Louise Slaughter 47%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 67%
Mark Souder 94%
Zack Space 61%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 61%
Pete Stark 47%
Cliff Stearns 89%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 56%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 75%
Betty Sutton 61%
Tom Tancredo 72%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 61%
Gene Taylor 56%
Lee Terry 100%
Todd Tiahrt 94%
Pat Tiberi 94%
John Tierney 59%
Ed Towns 56%
Mark Udall 61%
David Vitter 88%
George Voinovich 88%
Zach Wamp 100%
Diane Watson 53%
Mel Watt 61%
Henry Waxman 61%
Jim Webb, Jr. 63%
Anthony Weiner 59%
Lynn Westmoreland 72%
Robert Wexler 54%
Ed Whitfield 72%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 67%
Frank Wolf 94%
Lynn Woolsey 56%
David Wu 50%
Bill Young 83%

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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