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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
Marion Berry 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Jim Marshall 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Kent Conrad 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
William Jefferson 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Mike Ross 80%
Robert Byrd 60%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
Robert Cramer 60%
Artur Davis 60%
Bart Gordon 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
John Tanner 60%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Evan Bayh 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
Dave Obey 40%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 40%
David Wu 40%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
Leonard Boswell 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
James Davis 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
Chet Edwards 20%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Russ Feingold 20%
Patrick Kennedy 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
Ted Strickland 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
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%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
Rick Boucher 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%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
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%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
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%
Lane Evans 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%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 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%
Jane Harman 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
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%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Herb Kohl 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
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%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
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%
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%
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%
Dennis Moore 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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
John Olver 0%
Major Owens 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
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%
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%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
Vic Snyder 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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