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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 89%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 94%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 26%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 5%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 15%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 66%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 89%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 94%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 47%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 5%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 16%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 6%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 5%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 94%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 94%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 78%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 5%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 6%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 5%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 5%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 94%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 5%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 5%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 94%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 5%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 16%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 94%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 84%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 52%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 5%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 52%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 6%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 94%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 11%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 89%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 11%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 5%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 94%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 5%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 5%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 89%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 89%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 6%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 84%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 22%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 22%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 46%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 89%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 16%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 84%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 5%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 22%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 91%
Gary Ackerman 5%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 5%
Rob Andrews 16%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Brian Baird 16%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 57%
Robert Barr, Jr. 94%
Bill Barrett 100%

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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