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Rating Group: National Restaurant Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
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%
Steve Buyer 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Chris Chocola 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Terry Everett 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
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%
Mark Green 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
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%
Joel Hefley 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
James McCrery III 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%
Michael Oxley 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
Jim Ryun 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Mark Souder 100%
Cliff Stearns 100%
John Sullivan 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
Bill Young 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Henry Bonilla 92%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
Mike Castle 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 92%
Barbara Cubin 92%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
David Dreier 92%
Tom Feeney 92%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
Henry Hyde 92%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%

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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