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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 38%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 88%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Democratic 13%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 13%
Cass Ballenger 88%
J. Gresham Barrett 88%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 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. Democratic 50%
Judy Biggert 88%
Michael Bilirakis 88%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Tim Bishop 88%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 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 Republican 88%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 38%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 87.5%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 88%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 75%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 38%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 63%
Dennis Cardoza 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Brad Carson 88%
Julia Carson 13%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 88%
Mike Castle 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
Lincoln Chafee 50%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
Howard Coble 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 88%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 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 Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 63%
Barbara Cubin 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 38%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Artur Davis 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 88%
Lincoln Davis 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 75%
Thomas Davis III 88%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 38%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 50%
Peter Deutsch 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 38%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 25%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 63%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
Jennifer Dunn 88%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 75%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 63%
Philip English 88%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 25%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 13%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 75%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 88%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 13%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 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 Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 88%
Porter Goss 63%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%

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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