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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jim Matheson 91%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 18%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 91%
Mike McIntyre 73%
Buck McKeon 9%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 91%
John Mica 0%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 55%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 9%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 82%
Alan Mollohan 82%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 91%
Patrick Murphy 91%
Tim Murphy 55%
Jack Murtha 91%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 75%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 100%
Jim Oberstar 89%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Bill Owens 70%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 27%
Tom Petri 36%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 11%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 64%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 40%
Tom Price 0%
Deborah Pryce 64%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 82%
James Ramstad 73%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 64%
Denny Rehberg 45%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 45%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 18%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 100%
Ken Salazar 100%
William Sali 0%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Jim Saxton 27%
Jean Schmidt 9%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Christopher Shays 73%
Heath Shuler 73%
Ike Skelton 91%
Louise Slaughter 100%
Gordon Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 88%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 9%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 88%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 89%
Cliff Stearns 9%
Ted Stevens 75%
Bart Stupak 82%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 43%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 45%
Lee Terry 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Pat Tiberi 18%
John Tierney 91%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 25%
George Voinovich 25%
James Walsh 64%
Zach Wamp 18%
John Warner 75%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 9%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 36%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 82%
Heather Wilson 64%
Frank Wolf 55%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 55%

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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