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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2004 Positions

Issues: Liberal , Social , Social , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 14%
Charlie Bass 13%
Max Baucus 86%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Beauprez 13%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 86%
Judy Biggert 13%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 13%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 13%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
Chris Cannon 13%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 13%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 43%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 13%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 71%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 13%
Norm Coleman 14%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
Kent Conrad 86%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 86%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 13%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 14%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 71%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 13%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 86%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
Michael Ferguson 25%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
Mark Foley 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 13%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 13%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
Mark Green 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
Judd Gregg 14%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 14%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 13%

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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