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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Library Association

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 11%
Gary Ackerman 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 38%
Todd Akin 11%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 44%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 11%
Michael Arcuri 22%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Bennett 13%
Shelley Berkley 11%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 13%
Judy Biggert 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 11%
Leonard Boswell 11%
Rick Boucher 33%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 13%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Nancy Boyda 0%
Bruce Braley 11%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 11%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 11%
Mike Castle 0%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 22%
Travis Childers 0%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 25%
Kent Conrad 13%
John Conyers, Jr. 33%
Jerry Costello 11%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 11%
Artur Davis 11%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 11%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 11%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 13%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Donna Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 11%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 11%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 11%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 56%
Randy Forbes 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 11%
Trent Franks 11%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 22%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 22%
Judd Gregg 0%
Charles Hagel 25%
John Hall 0%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 22%
Tom Harkin 25%
Jane Harman 33%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Maurice Hinchey 22%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 0%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Paul Hodes 11%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Tim Holden 22%
Rush Holt, Jr. 22%
Mike Honda 11%
Darlene Hooley 11%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
Tim Johnson 11%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Steve Kagen 11%
Paul Kanjorski 11%
Richard Keller 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 25%
Patrick Kennedy 22%
John Kerry 50%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 0%
Ron Klein 0%
John Kline 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 13%
Dennis Kucinich 22%
John Kuhl, Jr. 11%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Mary Landrieu 13%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 13%
Carl Levin 13%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 11%
Tim Mahoney 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 11%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 11%
John McHugh 11%
Mike McIntyre 11%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 11%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 33%
Barbara Mikulski 13%
Candice Miller 0%

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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