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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
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 80%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 40%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
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%

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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