Rating Group: ACT! for America

2003-2004 Positions

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