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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Radical Middle

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 30%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 5%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 15%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 45%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 10%
Brian Baird 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 10%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 30%
Evan Bayh 25%
Bob Beauprez 15%
Bob Bennett 10%
Shelley Berkley 30%
Howard Berman 30%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 30%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 15%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 15%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 15%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 15%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 10%
Robert Byrd 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 10%
Dennis Cardoza 30%
Julia Carson 20%
Edward Case 40%
Mike Castle 45%
Ben Chandler III 5%
Chris Chocola 5%
Hillary Clinton 40%
Norm Coleman 30%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jon Corzine 35%
Jerry Costello 15%
Christopher Cox 25%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 20%
Artur Davis 20%
James Davis 30%
Jo Ann Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 10%
Thomas Davis III 15%
Bill Delahunt 20%
Thomas DeLay 10%
James DeMint 15%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 15%
Chris Dodd 20%
Elizabeth Dole 10%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 25%
Vern Ehlers 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 40%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 25%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 5%
Russ Feingold 15%
Michael Ferguson 15%
Bob Filner 45%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 30%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Jim Gibbons 10%
Wayne Gilchrest 40%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 10%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 15%
Bart Gordon 20%
Mark Green 15%
Judd Gregg 15%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Jane Harman 15%
Katherine Harris 20%
Melissa Hart 15%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 5%
Maurice Hinchey 45%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 5%
Darlene Hooley 25%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 30%
Daniel Inouye 15%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 30%
William Jefferson 30%
James Merrill Jeffords 30%
William Lewis Jenkins 15%
Nancy Johnson 45%
Tim Johnson 20%
Paul Kanjorski 5%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 30%
Mark Kennedy 10%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 15%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 30%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 20%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
Jon Kyl 10%
Ray LaHood 30%
Tom Lantos 50%
Steve LaTourette 20%
Frank Lautenberg 30%
James Leach 60%
Jerry Lewis 15%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 65%
Blanche Lincoln 30%
John Linder 10%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Dick Lugar 50%
Don Manzullo 10%
Jim Marshall 0%
Robert Matsui 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
James McCrery III 10%
John McHugh 10%
Michael McNulty 30%
Martin Meehan 30%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 15%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 40%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 5%
Dennis Moore 35%
Jack Murtha 5%
Marilyn Musgrave 15%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 25%
Robert William Ney 5%
Anne Northup 15%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 5%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 5%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 5%
Thomas William Osborne 25%
Major Owens 20%
Michael Oxley 15%
Ron Paul 10%
Donald Payne 45%
John Peterson 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 30%
Jon Porter, Sr. 15%
Deborah Pryce 25%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 30%
Ralph Regula 15%
Denny Rehberg 15%
Richard Renzi 15%
Silvestre Reyes 15%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Mike Ross 20%
Steve Rothman 30%
Jim Ryun 15%
Martin Olav Sabo 20%
Rick Santorum 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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