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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 40%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 0%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Julia Carson 67%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Norm Coleman 33%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 60%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 33%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 25%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 33%
Chris Dodd 67%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 60%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 40%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
William Jefferson 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 33%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 33%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 40%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Robert Matsui 40%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 33%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 0%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 100%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 33%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 43%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 33%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 67%

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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