Rating Group: ACT! for America

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 38%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 88%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Rodney Alexander 88%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 63%
Spencer Bachus 88%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 75%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 13%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 13%
Cass Ballenger 88%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 88%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 13%
Chris Bell 63%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 13%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
Judy Biggert 88%
Michael Bilirakis 88%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
Tim Bishop 88%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 13%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 63%
John Boehner 88%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 88%
Mary Bono Mack 88%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 88%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 38%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 87.5%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 88%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 75%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 38%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 88%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 25%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 25%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 63%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 50%
Brad Carson 88%
Julia Carson 13%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
Edward Case 88%
Mike Castle 88%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
Lincoln Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 13%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 63%
Howard Coble 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 88%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 88%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 63%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 75%
Philip Crane 88%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 63%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 38%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Artur Davis 75%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 88%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 75%
Thomas Davis III 88%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 75%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 25%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 38%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 50%
Peter Deutsch 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 38%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 25%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 63%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 88%
Jennifer Dunn 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 50%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 75%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 63%
Philip English 88%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 50%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 13%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 25%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 13%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 75%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 88%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 88%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 13%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 88%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 63%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 88%
Porter Goss 63%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 100%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 88%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 13%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 13%
Gilbert Gutknecht 88%
Charles Hagel 50%
Ralph Hall 88%
Tom Harkin 50%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 88%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 13%
Doc Hastings 88%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Richard Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 88%
Joel Hefley 88%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 88%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 13%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Joseph Hoeffel 50%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 75%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 38%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 13%
Darlene Hooley 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amo Houghton 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 88%
Henry Hyde 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 38%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 38%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 13%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 13%
William Janklow 13%
William Jefferson 63%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 88%
Christopher John 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 38%
Nancy Johnson 100%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Tim Johnson 75%
Timothy Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 88%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 63%
Richard Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 88%
Jack Kingston 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 88%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 88%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Mary Landrieu 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 63%
Tom Lantos 63%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 38%
Tom Latham 88%
Steve LaTourette 88%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 88%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 13%
Carl Levin 50%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 38%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
Ron Lewis 88%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 88%
William Lipinski 38%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 13%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 63%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 88%
Ken Lucas 75%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 50%
Denise Majette 25%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 25%
Don Manzullo 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 13%
Jim Marshall 88%
Jim Matheson 88%
Robert Matsui 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 75%
Karen McCarthy 25%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 13%
John McHugh 88%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 100%
Mike McIntyre 75%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 88%
Mike Michaud 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 13%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 100%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 13%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 88%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 88%
Jim Moran, Jr. 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 88%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
Jack Murtha 63%
Marilyn Musgrave 88%
Sue Myrick 88%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 13%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 25%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 25%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 88%
Robert William Ney 88%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 63%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 88%
Jim Oberstar 13%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 13%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 38%
Thomas William Osborne 88%
Doug Ose 88%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 63%
Major Owens 13%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 50%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 63%
Ed Pastor 25%
Donald Payne 13%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 75%
John Peterson 88%
Tom Petri 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 88%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 88%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
Jon Porter, Sr. 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 75%
Deborah Pryce 88%
Mark Pryor 50%
Adam Putnam 88%
Jack Quinn 88%
George Radanovich 88%
Nick Rahall II 38%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 13%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 50%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 50%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 88%
Mike Rogers 88%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 88%
Mike Ross 75%
Steve Rothman 50%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 13%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 75%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 13%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 63%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 25%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 13%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 75%
Rick Santorum 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 50%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 13%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 63%
Edward Schrock 88%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 13%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 88%
Christopher Shays 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 25%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 88%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 88%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 88%
Ike Skelton 75%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 13%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 88%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 13%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 88%
Charles Stenholm 88%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 38%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 88%
John Tanner 88%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 25%
Charles Taylor 88%
Gene Taylor 88%
Lee Terry 88%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 38%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 88%
John Tierney 13%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 88%
Ed Towns 13%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 13%
James Turner 75%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
Mark Udall 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 38%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 13%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 38%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 88%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 13%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 13%
Henry Waxman 13%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 88%
W. Curtis Weldon 88%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 63%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 88%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 88%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 88%
Heather Wilson 75%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 13%
David Wu 75%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 88%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 88%

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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