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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2008 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 93%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 79%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 96%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 85%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 49%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 52%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 48%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 74%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 39%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 37%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 32%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 95%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 45%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 37%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 77%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 56%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 46%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 54%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 97%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 59%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 31%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 78%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 61%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 82%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 86%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 84%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 51%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 85%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 57%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 94%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 34%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 36%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 52%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 48%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 66%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 32%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 53%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 95%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 57%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 85%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 94%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 35%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 58%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 34%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 41%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 35%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 56%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 32%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 44%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 34%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 51%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 62%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 42%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 46%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 54%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 87%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 95%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 39%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 47%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 32%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 36%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 38%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 46%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 72%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 48%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 84%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 87%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 61%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 35%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 63%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 39%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 87%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 34%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 37%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 86%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 36%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 65%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 78%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 52%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 23%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 41%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 24%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 48%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 26%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 53%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 31%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 77%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 31%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 46%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 94%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 96%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 41%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 36%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 30%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 38%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 34%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 47%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 36%

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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