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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 36%
Sandy Adams 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 88%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 63%
Rob Andrews 25%
Steve Austria 100%
Kelly Ayotte 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Michele Bachmann 80%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
John Barrow 75%
Roscoe Bartlett 94%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 64%
Mark Begich 55%
Dan Benishek 94%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 31%
Howard Berman 38%
Judy Biggert 94%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Tim Bishop 31%
John Boehner 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 94%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100%
Barbara Boxer 45%
Bruce Braley 29%
Paul Broun 88%
Corrine Brown 19%
Scott Brown 91%
Ann Marie Buerkle 88%
Dan Burton 88%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 94%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 25%
Dennis Cardoza 56%
Russ Carnahan 33%
Jason Chaffetz 87%
Saxby Chambliss 82%
Ben Chandler III 69%
Hansen Clarke 13%
Dan Coats 91%
Howard Coble 93%
Thomas Coburn 63%
Kent Conrad 64%
Jerry Costello 38%
Chip Cravaack 88%
Ander Crenshaw 100%
Mark Critz 56%
Geoff Davis 88%
James DeMint 73%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 31%
Bob Dold 94%
David Dreier 100%
Donna Edwards 6%
Renee Ellmers 94%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Sam Farr 19%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 38%
Bob Filner 13%
Stephen Fincher 100%
Mike Fitzpatrick 100%
John Fleming, Jr. 94%
Randy Forbes 94%
Barney Frank 19%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 88%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Chris Gibson 94%
Phil Gingrey 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 44%
Michael Grimm 93%
Frank Guinta 100%
Kay Hagan 40%
Janice Hahn 11%
Ralph Hall 94%
Richard Hanna 100%
Tom Harkin 27%
Doc Hastings 100%
Nan Hayworth 88%
Joe Heck, Jr. 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 46%
Thomas Holden 53%
Rush Holt, Jr. 19%
Mike Honda 13%
Tim Huelskamp 88%
Robert Hurt 94%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Steve Israel 31%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 19%
Mike Johanns 100%
Tim Johnson 87%
Timothy Johnson 64%
John Kerry 64%
Dale Kildee 19%
Jack Kingston 88%
Mark Kirk 91%
Larry Kissell 38%
John Kline 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 6%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 64%
Tom Latham 94%
Steve LaTourette 81%
Frank Lautenberg 36%
Carl Levin 45%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Dick Lugar 100%
Cynthia Lummis 94%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 87%
Don Manzullo 93%
Jim Matheson 88%
Carolyn McCarthy 44%
Thaddeus McCotter 94%
Jim McDermott 25%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 100%
John Mica 100%
Mike Michaud 25%
Barbara Mikulski 45%
Candice Miller 100%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 13%
Jeff Miller 94%
Brad Miller 19%
Jim Moran, Jr. 31%
Sue Myrick 93%
Ben Nelson 73%
Randy Neugebauer 94%
Rich Nugent 100%
Alan Nunnelee 94%
John Olver 13%
Bill Owens 69%
Ed Pastor 25%
Ron Paul 78%
Donald Payne 6%
Tom Petri 94%
Joe Pitts 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Mike Pompeo 100%
David Pryor 73%
Ben Quayle 93%
Nick Rahall II 69%
Charlie Rangel 21%
Denny Rehberg 88%
Harry Reid 36%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Reid Ribble 100%
Laura Richardson 38%
Scott Rigell 100%
David Rivera 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 40%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 93%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jon Runyan 94%
Loretta Sanchez 36%
Bobby Schilling 93%
Jean Schmidt 100%
Aaron Schock 93%
Allyson Schwartz 33%
Heath Shuler 60%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Steve Southerland 88%
Pete Stark 7%
Cliff Stearns 81%
Marlin Stutzman 94%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 13%
Lee Terry 94%
John Tierney 19%
Ed Towns 19%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 64%
David Vitter 91%
Joe Walsh 93%
Mel Watt 19%
Henry Waxman 13%
Jim Webb, Jr. 64%
Allen West 94%
Lynn Westmoreland 94%
Ed Whitfield 100%
Frank Wolf 94%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
Bill Young 94%

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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