Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 71%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 83%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 86%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 29%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 8%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 29%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 14%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 8%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 17%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 17%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 25%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 17%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 92%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 0%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 92%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 17%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 8%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 17%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 29%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 29%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 8%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 58%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 92%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 29%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 0%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 8%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 8%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 92%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 29%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 92%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 29%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 17%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 33%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 8%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 17%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 86%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 14%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 29%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 75%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 8%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 92%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 8%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 58%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 29%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 17%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 92%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 14%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 92%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 17%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 42%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 75%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 92%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 17%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 92%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 8%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 29%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 29%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 58%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 33%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 17%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 17%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 17%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 8%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 17%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 17%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 17%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 92%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 86%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 92%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 92%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 29%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 25%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 92%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 17%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 14%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 25%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 43%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 29%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 25%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 92%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 92%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 17%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 8%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 17%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 8%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 14%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 29%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 29%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 25%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 8%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 17%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 14%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 83%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 25%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
Gary Ackerman 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 17%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
Chris Cannon 75%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Julia Carson 8%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 92%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 29%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 29%
Jon Corzine 14%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 75%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 33%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 58%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 8%
Chris Dodd 14%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 83%
Byron Dorgan 14%
David Dreier 92%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 43%
Michael Ferguson 83%
Bob Filner 8%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 86%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 42%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 86%
Henry Hyde 92%
Daniel Inouye 14%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 17%
James Merrill Jeffords 43%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Tim Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 33%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 83%
Tom Lantos 17%
Steve LaTourette 75%
Frank Lautenberg 14%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 43%
Blanche Lincoln 43%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 42%
Robert Matsui 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 67%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Brad Miller 17%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 33%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 92%
Ben Nelson 71%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 92%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 75%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Thomas William Osborne 92%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 92%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 17%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
Jim Saxton 75%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 92%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 92%
Ike Skelton 42%
Gordon Smith 86%
Olympia Snowe 43%
Vic Snyder 25%
Hilda Solis 8%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 57%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 86%
Ted Strickland 17%
Bart Stupak 17%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 75%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 33%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 75%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 17%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 92%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 8%
Anthony Weiner 17%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 8%
Heather Wilson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 25%
Albert Wynn 42%
Bill Young 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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