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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 75%
Joe Biden, Jr. 50%
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%
Barbara Boxer 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 88%
John Breaux 50%
Corrine Brown 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%
Lois Capps 25%
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%
Ander Crenshaw 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%
Sam Farr 13%
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%
Randy Forbes 88%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 13%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 88%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 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%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 25%
David Lee Hobson 88%
Joseph Hoeffel 50%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 75%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 38%
Mike Honda 13%
Darlene Hooley 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amo Houghton 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Steve Israel 38%
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%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 63%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Jack Kingston 88%
Mark Kirk 88%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
John Kline 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%
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%

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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