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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Democrats for Life of America

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Abortion , Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
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 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Robert Cramer 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Artur Davis 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 20%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 20%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
William Jefferson 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
Tom Lantos 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
Jim Marshall 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 40%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Tanner 60%

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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