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Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Byrd 100%
Lincoln Chafee 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Dingell 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Ron Paul 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 80%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Donald Payne 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 67%
Julia Carson 67%
Chris Dodd 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Tom Harkin 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Nick Rahall II 67%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
John Sununu 67%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Neil Abercrombie 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 60%
Jon Corzine 60%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 60%
Russ Feingold 60%
Bob Filner 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 60%
Rush Holt, Jr. 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60%
George Miller 60%
Jim Moran, Jr. 60%
Ed Pastor 60%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Mary Landrieu 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
Carl Levin 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
Joe Lieberman 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
John Olver 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
Mark Pryor 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 50%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
John Tierney 50%
Ed Towns 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
Major Owens 43%
Thomas Allen 40%
Howard Berman 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 40%
Barney Frank 40%
Frank Lautenberg 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
Robert Matsui 40%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
Tim Bishop 33%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Edward Case 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
Norm Coleman 33%
Larry Craig 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
Randall Cunningham 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
Norm Dicks 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
John Ensign 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Jane Harman 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
Henry Hyde 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
William Jefferson 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Patrick Kennedy 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
James Kolbe 33%
Tom Lantos 33%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 33%
James Leach 33%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
Jim Matheson 33%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 33%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 33%
Alan Mollohan 33%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 33%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 33%
Steve Rothman 33%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
Ike Skelton 33%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 33%
James Walsh 33%
Henry Waxman 33%
David Wu 33%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 29%
Gary Ackerman 25%
Brian Baird 25%
Evan Bayh 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
Hillary Clinton 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
Artur Davis 25%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25%
Timothy Johnson 25%
Ray LaHood 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
Mike Michaud 25%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 25%

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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