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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACT! for America

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 62.5%
Steve LaTourette 87.5%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 87.5%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 87.5%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 87.5%
William Lipinski 37.5%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Denise Majette 25%
Don Manzullo 87.5%
Jim Marshall 87.5%
Robert Matsui 25%
Karen McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 87.5%
James McCrery III 87.5%
John McHugh 87.5%
Scott McInnis 100%
Michael McNulty 87.5%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 12.5%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 87.5%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 62.5%
Marilyn Musgrave 87.5%
Sue Myrick 87.5%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 87.5%
Robert William Ney 87.5%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 62.5%
James Nussle 87.5%
Jim Oberstar 12.5%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 12.5%
Thomas William Osborne 87.5%
Doug Ose 87.5%
Major Owens 12.5%
Michael Oxley 100%
Donald Payne 12.5%
John Peterson 87.5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 87.5%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 87.5%
Earl Pomeroy 87.5%
Jon Porter, Sr. 87.5%
Deborah Pryce 87.5%
Jack Quinn 87.5%
George Radanovich 87.5%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 87.5%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 62.5%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
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 87.5%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87.5%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 87.5%
Hilda Solis 12.5%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 87.5%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 87.5%
Charles Stenholm 87.5%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 37.5%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 75%
John Sununu 50%
John Sweeney 100%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 87.5%
John Tanner 87.5%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 25%
Charles Taylor 87.5%
Gene Taylor 87.5%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
Ed Towns 12.5%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 12.5%
James Turner 75%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 87.5%
John Warner 66.7%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 12.5%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 87.5%
W. Curtis Weldon 87.5%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 62.5%
Heather Wilson 75%
Lynn Woolsey 12.5%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 87.5%

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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