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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 57%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 29%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 43%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 71%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 57%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 29%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 57%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 57%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 71%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 29%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 71%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 43%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 43%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 43%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 40%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 71%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 71%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 43%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 29%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 43%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 57%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 43%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 71%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 57%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 43%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 43%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 43%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 43%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 43%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 57%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 57%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 57%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 71%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 43%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 71%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 57%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 71%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 43%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 29%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 71%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 43%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 57%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 57%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 43%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 43%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 43%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 57%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 43%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 43%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 71%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 71%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 43%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 57%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 43%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 57%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 43%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 43%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 43%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 57%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 29%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 57%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 71%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 57%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 29%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 29%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 43%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 29%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 29%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 29%

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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