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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Business and Industry Council

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Richard Hugh Baker 45%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Charlie Bass 69%
Bob Beauprez 45%
Shelley Berkley 35%
Howard Berman 6%
Marion Berry 94%
Judy Biggert 35%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Henry Bonilla 45%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 35%
Mary Bono Mack 17%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 92%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13%
Henry Brown, Jr. 45%
Ginny Brown-Waite 35%
Dan Burton 80%
Steve Buyer 17%
Chris Cannon 35%
Eric Cantor 25%
Dennis Cardoza 96%
Julia Carson 87%
Edward Case 45%
Mike Castle 10%
Ben Chandler III 10%
Chris Chocola 55%
Jerry Costello 96%
Robert Cramer 94%
Barbara Cubin 35%
Artur Davis 35%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 94%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Thomas Davis III 45%
Bill Delahunt 55%
Thomas DeLay 35%
James DeMint 35%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 4%
John Doolittle 13%
David Dreier 17%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 75%
Bob Etheridge 6%
Lane Evans 87%
Terry Everett 64%
Tom Feeney 17%
Michael Ferguson 35%
Bob Filner 83%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 17%
Barney Frank 80%
Elton Gallegly 35%
Jim Gibbons 35%
Wayne Gilchrest 10%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 69%
Mark Green 90%
Gilbert Gutknecht 75%
Jane Harman 17%
Katherine Harris 35%
Melissa Hart 87%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 8%
Maurice Hinchey 64%
David Lee Hobson 35%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 93%
Darlene Hooley 45%
John Nathan Hostettler 91%
Kenny Hulshof 13%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Henry Hyde 45%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
William Jefferson 8%
William Lewis Jenkins 17%
Nancy Johnson 13%
Tim Johnson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 69%
Ric Keller 35%
Sue Kelly 13%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 35%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 64%
Joseph Knollenberg 64%
James Kolbe 13%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 80%
Steve LaTourette 75%
James Leach 4%
Jerry Lewis 35%
Ron Lewis 25%
John Linder 45%
Don Manzullo 90%
Jim Marshall 55%
Thaddeus McCotter 87%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 83%
Michael McNulty 75%
Martin Meehan 45%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 13%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 80%
Brad Miller 55%
Alan Mollohan 87%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 69%
Marilyn Musgrave 35%
Sue Myrick 83%
Robert William Ney 87%
Anne Northup 45%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 87%
James Nussle 35%
Jim Oberstar 64%
Dave Obey 45%
John Olver 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
Thomas William Osborne 45%
Major Owens 87%
Michael Oxley 45%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 64%
John Peterson 55%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 69%
Todd Platts 75%
Richard Pombo 55%
Earl Pomeroy 35%
Jon Porter, Sr. 69%
Deborah Pryce 45%
George Radanovich 25%
James Ramstad 10%
Ralph Regula 64%
Denny Rehberg 45%
Richard Renzi 45%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 35%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 75%
Jim Ryun 55%
Martin Olav Sabo 55%
Jim Saxton 6%
John Shadegg 25%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 45%
Christopher Shays 25%
Donald Sherwood 45%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
Ike Skelton 45%
Vic Snyder 13%
Hilda Solis 87%
Mark Souder 64%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 45%
Ted Strickland 93%
Bart Stupak 93%
John Sullivan 69%
John Sweeney 13%
Tom Tancredo 90%
John Tanner 35%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 90%
Gene Taylor 94%
William Thomas 25%
Todd Tiahrt 45%
Ed Towns 75%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
Zach Wamp 80%
Diane Watson 13%
Mel Watt 17%
Anthony Weiner 10%
David Weldon 35%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 13%
Robert Wexler 35%
Heather Wilson 80%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 90%
Bill Young 25%

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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