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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 14%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 29%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 33%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 75%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 29%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
Julia Carson 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 43%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
Hillary Clinton 29%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 92%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 86%
Kent Conrad 29%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 14%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 75%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 58%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 29%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 86%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
Chris Dodd 14%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 83%
Byron Dorgan 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 14%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 17%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Tom Feeney 92%
Russ Feingold 43%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 29%
Michael Ferguson 83%
Bob Filner 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 92%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Jim Gibbons 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 8%
Judd Gregg 86%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 29%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%

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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