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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Shareholders Association

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 20%
Alan Mollohan 20%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 20%
Dave Obey 20%
John Olver 20%
Major Owens 20%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 20%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
Steve Rothman 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
Hilda Solis 20%
Bart Stupak 20%
Gene Taylor 20%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
Lynn Woolsey 20%
Rodney Alexander 10%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
Marion Berry 10%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
Robert Byrd 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
Hillary Clinton 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
Jerry Costello 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 10%
Chris Dodd 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
Lane Evans 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 10%
Joe Lieberman 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
Michael McNulty 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 10%
Jim Oberstar 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
Donald Payne 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 10%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 10%
Ted Strickland 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Herb Kohl 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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