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Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 60%
Gary Ackerman 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 40%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 20%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Julia Carson 67%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
Hillary Clinton 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 60%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 33%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
Mark Foley 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 60%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%

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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