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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
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 40%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 100%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Leonard Boswell 20%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Robert Byrd 60%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 100%
Robert Cramer 60%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Chet Edwards 20%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 0%
Russ Feingold 20%
Bob Filner 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Bart Gordon 60%
Jane Harman 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 80%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Tom Lantos 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
Jim Marshall 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 40%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Major Owens 0%
Donald Payne 0%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Ike Skelton 100%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
Pete Stark 0%
Ted Strickland 20%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 100%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 40%
Albert Wynn 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
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%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
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%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
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 20%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
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%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
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%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 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%
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%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 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%
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%
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 0%
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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 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%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
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%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40%
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%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff 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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