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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Eagle Forum

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Denise Majette 8%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
Ciro Rodriguez 8%
Paul Sarbanes 8%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
Anthony Weiner 8%
Max Baucus 7%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
Chris Dodd 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
Russ Feingold 7%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 7%
Herb Kohl 7%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 7%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 7%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 5%
Donald Payne 5%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 5%
Vic Snyder 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 4%
Gary Ackerman 4%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 4%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 4%
Julia Carson 4%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 4%
James Davis 4%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 4%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
Jonas Frost III 4%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
Maurice Hinchey 4%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 4%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
Patrick Kennedy 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 4%
Tom Lantos 4%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 4%
Robert Matsui 4%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 4%
Martin Meehan 4%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
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%
Martin Olav Sabo 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
Hilda Solis 4%
Pete Stark 4%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
Robert Wexler 4%
Lynn Woolsey 4%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Howard Berman 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Edwards 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Daniel Graham 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
Brad Miller 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
John Olver 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 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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