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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Tim Bishop 69%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Rick Boucher 54%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 31%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 82%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 62%
Julia Carson 69%
Edward Case 54%
Mike Castle 15%
Linc Chafee 41%
Saxby Chambliss 12%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 76%
Howard Coble 31%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 53%
Jon Corzine 76%
Jerry Costello 77%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 12%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 38%
James Davis 46%
Jo Ann Davis 23%
Lincoln Davis 15%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 8%
Norm Dicks 46%
John Dingell 77%
Chris Dodd 82%
Elizabeth Dole 18%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 23%
Byron Dorgan 71%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 31%
Vern Ehlers 15%
Jo Ann Emerson 23%
Philip English 8%
John Ensign 18%
Bob Etheridge 54%
Lane Evans 85%
Terry Everett 8%
Tom Feeney 8%
Russ Feingold 94%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 8%
Barney Frank 85%
William Frist 6%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Jim Gibbons 8%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Phil Gingrey 8%
Charlie Gonzalez 46%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 31%
Bart Gordon 38%
Mark Green 31%
Judd Gregg 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 23%
Charles Hagel 12%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 82%
Jane Harman 46%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 31%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 8%
Joel Hefley 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 31%
Thomas Holden 54%
Rush Holt, Jr. 92%
Darlene Hooley 62%
John Nathan Hostettler 38%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 23%
Kay Hutchison 6%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 76%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 8%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 46%
James Merrill Jeffords 59%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 8%
Timothy Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 69%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 69%
Jack Kingston 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 76%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 92%
Jon Kyl 12%
Ray LaHood 0%
Mary Landrieu 35%
Tom Lantos 77%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 8%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
James Leach 15%
Carl Levin 65%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 35%
Blanche Lincoln 35%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 12%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 77%
Jim Matheson 8%
Robert Matsui 54%
Carolyn McCarthy 54%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 15%
Mike McIntyre 77%
Buck McKeon 0%
Michael McNulty 92%
Martin Meehan 62%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 38%
Mike Michaud 77%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 77%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 92%
Brad Miller 85%
Alan Mollohan 85%
Dennis Moore 38%
Jim Moran, Jr. 46%
Jack Murtha 62%
Marilyn Musgrave 8%
Sue Myrick 8%
Ben Nelson 24%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 8%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 23%

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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