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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Eagle Forum

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Sue Myrick 96%
Ben Nelson 73%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 77%
Robert William Ney 84%
Don Nickles 93%
Anne Northup 84%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 28%
Dave Obey 13%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 27%
Thomas William Osborne 69%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 68%
Ron Paul 88%
Donald Payne 5%
John Peterson 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 77%
Todd Platts 81%
Richard Pombo 92%
Earl Pomeroy 31%
Jon Porter, Sr. 73%
Deborah Pryce 46%
Jack Quinn 64%
George Radanovich 79%
James Ramstad 58%
Ralph Regula 69%
Denny Rehberg 81%
Richard Renzi 88%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 77%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 4%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 21%
Rick Santorum 87%
Paul Sarbanes 8%
Jim Saxton 73%
Edward Schrock 92%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 69%
Christopher Shays 42%
Donald Sherwood 81%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 31%
Ike Skelton 64%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 92%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 5%
Hilda Solis 4%
Mark Souder 81%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 17%
Pete Stark 4%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 54%
Ted Stevens 87%
Ted Strickland 12%
Bart Stupak 38%
John Sullivan 96%
John Sununu 87%
John Sweeney 60%
James Talent 87%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 42%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 77%
Charles Taylor 96%
Gene Taylor 77%
Craig Thomas 93%
William Thomas 62%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 35%
George Voinovich 80%
James Walsh 77%
Zach Wamp 96%
John Warner 80%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 96%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 80%
Robert Wexler 4%
Heather Wilson 62%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
David Wu 19%
Albert Wynn 19%
Bill Young 74%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 13%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 13%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 29%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 19%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 4%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 23%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 12%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 12%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 64%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 27%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 20%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 23%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%

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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