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Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 19%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Thomas Allen 96%
Rob Andrews 94%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
Brian Baird 98%
Richard Hugh Baker 37%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 1%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 19%
Charlie Bass 93%
Bob Beauprez 5%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Shelley Berkley 48%
Howard Berman 98%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 37%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 98%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 9%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 99%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 19%
Henry Bonilla 19%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 94%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 34%
Leonard Boswell 94%
Rick Boucher 94%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 34%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 37%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 1%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
Dan Burton 1%
Steve Buyer 9%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 37%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 37%
Chris Cannon 1%
Eric Cantor 1%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Julia Carson 94%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 5%
Edward Case 96%
Mike Castle 98%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 1%
Chris Chocola 37%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 94%
Jerry Costello 95%
Christopher Cox 1%
Robert Cramer 94%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
Barbara Cubin 8%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Artur Davis 93%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 95%
Jo Ann Davis 1%
Lincoln Davis 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 19%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 68%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Bill Delahunt 98%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
Thomas DeLay 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 9%
Norm Dicks 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
John Doolittle 1%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
David Dreier 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 51%
Chet Edwards 93%
Vern Ehlers 97%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 1%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
Philip English 99%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 19%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
Tom Feeney 1%
Michael Ferguson 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 70%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 9%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 98%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 1%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 97%
Elton Gallegly 9%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 93%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 65%
Paul Gillmor 37%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 99%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 9%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 5%
Bart Gordon 70%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
Mark Green 9%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 23%
Jane Harman 94%
Katherine Harris 68%
Melissa Hart 90%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 1%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 1%
Joel Hefley 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 16%
Maurice Hinchey 98%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 94%
David Lee Hobson 33%
Pete Hoekstra 23%
Thomas Holden 96%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 96%
Darlene Hooley 94%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 98%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 4%
Henry Hyde 9%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
William Jefferson 52%
William Lewis Jenkins 37%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 99%
Nancy Johnson 98%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
Tim Johnson 95%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 1%
Paul Kanjorski 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
Ric Keller 9%
Sue Kelly 94%
Mark Kennedy 9%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Dale Kildee 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 1%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 94%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
Joseph Knollenberg 37%
James Kolbe 94%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Ray LaHood 93%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 96%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 96%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 41%
Steve LaTourette 89%

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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