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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Eagle Forum

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
Gary Ackerman 4%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 13%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 87%
Rodney Alexander 65%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 93%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 96%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
Cass Ballenger 81%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 7%
Evan Bayh 13%
Bob Beauprez 85%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Chris Bell 8%
Bob Bennett 87%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 46%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
Judy Biggert 38%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 8%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 81%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 81%
Kit Bond 87%
Henry Bonilla 76%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 62%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 88%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 12%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 36%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 65%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
John Breaux 47%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
Conrad Burns 87%
Max Burns 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 77%
Dan Burton 95%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 21%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 81%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 81%
Ben Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 96%
Eric Cantor 96%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
Dennis Cardoza 23%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
Brad Carson 33%
Julia Carson 4%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 96%
Edward Case 12%
Mike Castle 23%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 87%
Chris Chocola 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
Hillary Clinton 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 96%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 76%
Norm Coleman 80%
Michael Collins 96%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
Jon Corzine 13%
Jerry Costello 54%
Christopher Cox 92%
Larry Craig 93%
Robert Cramer 56%
Philip Crane 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 96%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
Randall Cunningham 88%
Thomas Daschle 13%
Artur Davis 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 4%
Jo Ann Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 63%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
Thomas Davis III 38%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 96%
James DeMint 96%
Peter Deutsch 15%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 88%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
Chris Dodd 7%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
Elizabeth Dole 87%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 86%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 27%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 31%
David Dreier 57%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 73%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 23%
Vern Ehlers 62%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 84%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
Philip English 62%
John Ensign 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 15%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 96%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Tom Feeney 96%
Russ Feingold 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 96%
Ernest Fletcher 72%
Mark Foley 77%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 96%
Harold Ford, Jr. 19%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 80%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
William Frist 80%
Jonas Frost III 4%
Elton Gallegly 88%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 62%
Jim Gibbons 88%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 69%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 76%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 87%

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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