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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Business and Industry Council

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Gary Ackerman 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 64%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 69%
Thomas Allen 69%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 83%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 45%
Brian Baird 45%
Richard Hugh Baker 45%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 69%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 35%
Charlie Bass 69%
Bob Beauprez 45%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
Shelley Berkley 35%
Howard Berman 6%
Marion Berry 94%
Judy Biggert 35%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 35%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 35%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 35%
Henry Bonilla 45%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 35%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 35%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 45%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 35%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 80%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 69%
Chris Cannon 35%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 25%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 45%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 35%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
Julia Carson 87%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25%
Edward Case 45%
Mike Castle 10%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 64%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Chris Chocola 55%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 17%
Jerry Costello 96%
Robert Cramer 94%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
Barbara Cubin 35%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 87%
Artur Davis 35%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 64%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 94%
Lincoln Davis 55%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 13%
Thomas Davis III 45%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 69%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 91%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 55%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 80%
Thomas DeLay 35%
James DeMint 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 35%
Norm Dicks 4%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 17%
John Doolittle 13%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
David Dreier 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 45%
Philip English 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 6%
Lane Evans 87%
Terry Everett 64%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 25%
Tom Feeney 17%
Michael Ferguson 35%
Bob Filner 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
Mark Foley 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 35%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 80%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
Elton Gallegly 35%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 35%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 75%
Jim Gibbons 35%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 91%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 55%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 35%
Bart Gordon 69%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 55%
Mark Green 90%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 64%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 35%
Melissa Hart 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 8%
Maurice Hinchey 64%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 45%
David Lee Hobson 35%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 93%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
Darlene Hooley 45%
John Nathan Hostettler 91%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 35%
Kenny Hulshof 13%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Henry Hyde 45%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 64%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 64%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 55%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 45%
William Jefferson 8%
William Lewis Jenkins 17%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 55%
Nancy Johnson 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 35%
Tim Johnson 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 92%
Paul Kanjorski 69%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 75%
Ric Keller 35%
Sue Kelly 13%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 64%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 35%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 45%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 35%
Joseph Knollenberg 64%
James Kolbe 13%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Ray LaHood 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 75%

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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