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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
James Leach 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 99%
Philip English 99%
Charlie Gonzalez 99%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 99%
Brian Baird 98%
Howard Berman 98%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 98%
Mike Castle 98%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
Bill Delahunt 98%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
Barney Frank 98%
Maurice Hinchey 98%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 98%
Nancy Johnson 98%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 98%
Michael McNulty 98%
John Olver 98%
James Ramstad 98%
Martin Olav Sabo 98%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 98%
Ellen Tauscher 98%
W. Curtis Weldon 98%
Albert Wynn 98%
Vern Ehlers 97%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 97%
Gary Ackerman 96%
Thomas Allen 96%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
Edward Case 96%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 96%
Thomas Holden 96%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 96%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 96%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 96%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 96%
Jim Marshall 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 96%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 96%
Jim Oberstar 96%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 96%
Donald Payne 96%
Mike Ross 96%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 96%
John Spratt, Jr. 96%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 96%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
Jerry Costello 95%
James Davis 95%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Bob Etheridge 95%
Tim Johnson 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
Martin Meehan 95%
Brad Miller 95%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 95%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
Rodney Alexander 94%
Rob Andrews 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 94%
Mary Bono Mack 94%
Leonard Boswell 94%
Rick Boucher 94%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 94%
Julia Carson 94%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 94%
Robert Cramer 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
Norm Dicks 94%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 94%
Jane Harman 94%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 94%
Darlene Hooley 94%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
Sue Kelly 94%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Dale Kildee 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 94%
James Kolbe 94%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 94%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 94%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 94%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
Silvestre Reyes 94%
Steve Rothman 94%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 94%
Hilda Solis 94%
Pete Stark 94%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 94%
Ed Towns 94%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
Robert Wexler 94%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 94%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Charlie Bass 93%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 93%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 93%
Artur Davis 93%
Chet Edwards 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 93%
Lane Evans 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 93%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 93%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 93%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 93%
Paul Kanjorski 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
Ray LaHood 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
Jack Murtha 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 93%
Dave Obey 93%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 93%
Major Owens 93%
Jim Saxton 93%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 93%
Vic Snyder 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 93%
Diane Watson 93%
Mel Watt 93%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 92%
Thomas Davis III 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
Melissa Hart 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 90%
Alan Mollohan 90%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 89%
Steve LaTourette 89%
Earl Pomeroy 89%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
Bart Stupak 89%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 80%
Ted Strickland 75%
Todd Platts 71%
Mark Foley 70%
Bart Gordon 70%

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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