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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Sandy Adams 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 22%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Jason Altmire 63%
Rob Andrews 9%
Steve Austria 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 30%
Michele Bachmann 100%
Spencer Bachus 100%
John Barrow 81%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 55%
Mark Begich 44%
Rick Berg 100%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 0%
Judy Biggert 90%
Brian Bilbray 100%
Jeff Bingaman 44%
Tim Bishop 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Bruce Braley 22%
Paul Broun 100%
Scott Brown 100%
Ann Marie Buerkle 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Dave Camp 100%
John Campbell III 100%
Francisco Canseco 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 10%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 54%
Hansen Clarke 0%
Howard Coble 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 36%
Chip Cravaack 100%
Mark Critz 45%
Geoff Davis 100%
James DeMint 88%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 0%
David Dreier 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
John Ensign 80%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Michael Grimm 72%
Kay Hagan 37%
Ralph Hall 100%
Colleen Hanabusa 0%
Tom Harkin 12%
Jane Harman 0%
Doc Hastings 100%
Nan Hayworth 90%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Thomas Holden 54%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Daniel Inouye 12%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 88%
Timothy Johnson 44%
Tim Johnson 81%
Dale Kildee 0%
Jack Kingston 100%
Larry Kissell 45%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 44%
Jeff Landry 100%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 72%
Frank Lautenberg 22%
Chris Lee 100%
Carl Levin 22%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 42%
Dick Lugar 100%
Dan Lungren 100%
Connie Mack IV 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Matheson 81%
Carolyn McCarthy 9%
Thaddeus McCotter 90%
Mike McIntyre 90%
Buck McKeon 100%
Mike Michaud 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 66%
Alan Nunnelee 100%
John Olver 0%
Bill Owens 45%
Ed Pastor 9%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
Tom Petri 90%
Todd Platts 100%
Mark Pryor 55%
Ben Quayle 100%
Nick Rahall II 40%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Silvestre Reyes 18%
Laura Richardson 9%
David Rivera 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 44%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jon Runyan 81%
Bobby Schilling 100%
Jean Schmidt 90%
Aaron Schock 90%
Allyson Schwartz 0%
Heath Shuler 54%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Steve Southerland 100%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
John Sullivan 100%
Betty Sutton 9%
Lee Terry 100%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Bob Turner 100%
Mark Udall 44%
Joe Walsh 90%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Jim Webb, Jr. 55%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Allen West 100%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 20%
Bill Young 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 44%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 63%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 44%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 44%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 44%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 9%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 81%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 27%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 54%

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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