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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 36%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 86%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Brian Baird 9%
Richard Hugh Baker 64%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 82%
Charlie Bass 73%
Max Baucus 29%
Evan Bayh 14%
Bob Beauprez 82%
Bob Bennett 79%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 45%
Michael Bilirakis 64%
Jeff Bingaman 7%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 79%
Henry Bonilla 64%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 55%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Leonard Boswell 18%
Rick Boucher 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
Henry Brown, Jr. 55%
Ginny Brown-Waite 55%
Jim Bunning 86%
Conrad Burns 79%
Dan Burton 73%
Steve Buyer 73%
Robert Byrd 14%
Chris Cannon 82%
Dennis Cardoza 27%
Julia Carson 9%
Edward Case 18%
Mike Castle 36%
Chris Chocola 55%
Hillary Clinton 7%
Norm Coleman 79%
Kent Conrad 14%
Jon Corzine 7%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 91%
Larry Craig 86%
Robert Cramer 45%
Barbara Cubin 55%
Randall Cunningham 73%
Artur Davis 18%
James Davis 9%
Jo Ann Davis 73%
Lincoln Davis 27%
Thomas Davis III 73%
Bill Delahunt 18%
Thomas DeLay 73%
James DeMint 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 9%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 79%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 79%
John Doolittle 55%
Byron Dorgan 14%
David Dreier 73%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 64%
Philip English 36%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 55%
Tom Feeney 82%
Russ Feingold 7%
Michael Ferguson 36%
Bob Filner 18%
Mark Foley 45%
Harold Ford, Jr. 36%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 73%
Barney Frank 18%
William Frist 79%
Elton Gallegly 55%
Jim Gibbons 64%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 64%
Charlie Gonzalez 9%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 64%
Bart Gordon 36%
Mark Green 82%
Judd Gregg 79%
Gilbert Gutknecht 73%
Jane Harman 18%
Katherine Harris 64%
Melissa Hart 55%
J. Dennis Hastert 75%
Robert Hayes 55%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 82%
Joel Hefley 82%
Wally Herger, Jr. 82%
Maurice Hinchey 9%
David Lee Hobson 55%
Pete Hoekstra 73%
Thomas Holden 36%
Darlene Hooley 18%
John Nathan Hostettler 64%
Kenny Hulshof 64%
Duncan Hunter 73%
Kay Hutchison 79%
Henry Hyde 64%
Daniel Inouye 7%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 73%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 9%
William Jefferson 9%
James Merrill Jeffords 14%
William Lewis Jenkins 73%
Nancy Johnson 36%
Tim Johnson 36%
Paul Kanjorski 9%
Ric Keller 64%
Sue Kelly 45%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 64%
Patrick Kennedy 18%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 55%
Herb Kohl 21%
James Kolbe 55%
Dennis Kucinich 18%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 36%
Tom Lantos 9%
Steve LaTourette 55%
Frank Lautenberg 7%
James Leach 18%
Jerry Lewis 55%
Ron Lewis 64%
Joe Lieberman 7%
Blanche Lincoln 36%
John Linder 82%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Dick Lugar 71%
Don Manzullo 82%
Jim Marshall 18%
Robert Matsui 9%
Thaddeus McCotter 64%
James McCrery III 55%
John McHugh 36%
Michael McNulty 9%
Martin Meehan 18%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 9%
Brad Miller 9%
Alan Mollohan 18%
Dennis Moore 18%
Jack Murtha 18%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
Sue Myrick 64%
Ben Nelson 43%
Robert William Ney 45%
Anne Northup 55%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 64%
Jim Oberstar 18%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 18%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 18%
Thomas William Osborne 64%
Major Owens 9%
Michael Oxley 64%
Ron Paul 73%
Donald Payne 9%
John Peterson 64%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 45%
Todd Platts 45%
Richard Pombo 73%
Earl Pomeroy 18%
Jon Porter, Sr. 55%
Deborah Pryce 55%
George Radanovich 64%
James Ramstad 64%
Ralph Regula 55%
Denny Rehberg 64%
Richard Renzi 55%
Silvestre Reyes 9%
Thomas Reynolds 55%
Mike Ross 27%
Steve Rothman 18%
Jim Ryun 82%
Martin Olav Sabo 9%
Rick Santorum 86%
Paul Sarbanes 14%
Jim Saxton 36%

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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