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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 Don Young Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 41%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 6%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 41%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 23%
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 17 Mike Honda Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 69%
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 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
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 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 77%
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 U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 82%
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. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam 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 U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 18%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 8%
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 U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 8%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 54%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 8%
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. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
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%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
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%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 69%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 71%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 62%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 29%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 54%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 65%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 46%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 82%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 76%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 18%
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%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 23%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett 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%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 62%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 54%
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 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 54%
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%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 82%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
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 U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
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%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 76%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 62%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 77%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 23%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 35%
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%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 6%
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 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
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%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
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. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 46%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 77%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 46%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 76%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 54%
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%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 8%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 6%

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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