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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 91
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 70
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 82
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 89
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 90
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 60
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 55
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 70
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 56
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 90
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 89
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 60
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 50
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 56
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 60
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 60
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 90
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 60
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 90
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 63
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 56
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 60
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 60
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 60
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 55
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 90
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 60
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 75
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 56
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 90
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 56
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 56
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 55
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 67
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 60
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 55
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 90
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 55
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 44
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 90
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 60
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 89
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 73
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 80
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 56
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 60
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 80
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 90
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 55
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 70
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 56
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 60
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 56
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 56
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 55
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 60
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 55
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 89
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 90
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 80
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 89
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 60
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 89
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 89
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 64
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 89
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 60
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 55
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 60
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 55
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 45
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 89
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 60
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 88
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 60
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 80
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 89
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 67
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 88
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 80
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 70
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 56
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 60
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 80
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 60
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 55
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 55
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 60
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 55
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 64
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy Rodgers Republican 90
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 44
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 60
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 83
Neil Abercrombie 60
Gary Ackerman 60
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55
Todd Akin 90
Rodney Alexander 89
Wayne Allard 82
Thomas Allen 50
Jason Altmire 60
Rob Andrews 57
Michael Arcuri 60
Joe Baca, Sr. 60
Michele Bachmann 90
Spencer Bachus 90
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100
Brian Baird 50
J. Gresham Barrett 80
John Barrow 67

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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