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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Radical Middle

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 15%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 35%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 35%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 35%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 35%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 25%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 30%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 30%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 35%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 35%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 10%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 5%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 65%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 35%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 15%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 5%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 30%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 5%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 30%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 15%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 5%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 15%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 35%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 30%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 25%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 45%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 15%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 15%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 15%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 15%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 35%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 5%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 30%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 15%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 35%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 15%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 35%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 40%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 10%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 5%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 15%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 25%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 30%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 15%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 35%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 15%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 15%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 15%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 15%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 35%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 15%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 45%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 55%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 35%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 35%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 5%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 20%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 5%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 30%
Neil Abercrombie 30%

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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