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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Campaign for Working Families

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 3%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 24%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 97%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 57%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 16%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 97%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 16%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 3%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 97%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 5%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 97%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 5%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 97%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 27%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 93%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 97%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 3%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 97%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 97%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 3%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 97%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 86%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 3%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 45%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 97%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 3%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 73%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 97%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 32%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 3%

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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