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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 6%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 23%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 41%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 23%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 41%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 54%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 23%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 54%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 6%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 23%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 54%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 54%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 46%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 8%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 38%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 54%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 8%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 23%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 46%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 77%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 76%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 76%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 46%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 46%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 54%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 54%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 23%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%
Neil Abercrombie 85%
Gary Ackerman 69%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 31%
Rodney Alexander 54%
Wayne Allard 6%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 6%
Brian Baird 62%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 31%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 15%
Max Baucus 41%
Evan Bayh 59%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 46%
Howard Berman 69%
Marion Berry 69%
Joe Biden, Jr. 76%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 71%

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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