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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 71%
Gary Ackerman 71%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 29%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 29%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 40%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 71%
Rob Andrews 57%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 29%
Brian Baird 57%
Richard Hugh Baker 43%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 71%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 71%
Cass Ballenger 43%
J. Gresham Barrett 29%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 29%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 43%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 71%
Chris Bell 57%
Bob Bennett 40%
Douglas Bereuter 29%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 43%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
Judy Biggert 43%
Michael Bilirakis 43%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 29%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 57%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 57%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 29%
Sherwood Boehlert 29%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 43%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 43%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 29%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 43%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 57%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 29%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 43%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 29%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 71%
John Breaux 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 57%
Henry Brown, Jr. 43%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 43%
Jim Bunning 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 29%
Conrad Burns 40%
Max Burns 29%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 29%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 43%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 43%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 29%
Ben Campbell 60%
Chris Cannon 14%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 43%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 43%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 71%
Dennis Cardoza 57%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
Brad Carson 43%
Julia Carson 57%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 29%
Edward Case 57%
Mike Castle 43%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 43%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 40%
Chris Chocola 43%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 71%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 29%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 43%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 43%
Norm Coleman 40%
Michael Collins 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 71%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 43%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 40%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 43%
Larry Craig 40%
Robert Cramer 43%
Philip Crane 43%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 43%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 43%
Barbara Cubin 14%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 29%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 71%
Randall Cunningham 43%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Artur Davis 43%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 71%
James Davis 43%
Jo Ann Davis 43%
Lincoln Davis 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 71%
Thomas Davis III 43%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 29%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 71%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 71%
Bill Delahunt 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 71%
Thomas DeLay 29%
James DeMint 29%
Peter Deutsch 57%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 43%
Norm Dicks 57%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 57%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 71%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 40%
Calvin Dooley 43%
John Doolittle 43%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 57%
David Dreier 43%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14%
Jennifer Dunn 43%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 29%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 43%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 71%
Philip English 29%
John Ensign 20%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 43%
Bob Etheridge 43%
Lane Evans 43%
Terry Everett 29%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 71%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 57%
Tom Feeney 29%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 57%
Bob Filner 71%
Peter Fitzgerald 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 14%
Mark Foley 43%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 43%
Harold Ford, Jr. 43%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 29%
Barney Frank 71%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 29%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 43%
William Frist 40%
Jonas Frost III 57%
Elton Gallegly 29%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 29%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 43%
Jim Gibbons 43%
Wayne Gilchrest 43%
Paul Gillmor 29%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 29%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 29%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 43%
Bart Gordon 43%
Porter Goss 43%
Daniel Graham 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 43%

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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