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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: State PIRGs Working Together

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 71%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 10%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 81%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Charlie Bass 19%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 57%
Bob Bennett 10%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 5%
Michael Bilirakis 24%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 5%
Leonard Boswell 81%
Rick Boucher 71%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 43%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Jim Bunning 5%
Conrad Burns 14%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 71%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 48%
Julia Carson 95%
Mike Castle 38%
Hillary Clinton 81%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jon Corzine 95%
Jerry Costello 81%
Christopher Cox 5%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 71%
James Davis 81%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 29%
Bill Delahunt 95%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 24%
Norm Dicks 81%
Chris Dodd 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 48%
John Doolittle 10%
Byron Dorgan 76%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 14%
John Edwards 81%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 24%
John Ensign 24%
Bob Etheridge 81%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 86%
Michael Ferguson 38%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 48%
Mark Foley 19%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 19%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 71%
Elton Gallegly 19%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 24%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
Bart Gordon 76%
Porter Goss 14%
Daniel Graham 76%
Mark Green 19%
James Greenwood 29%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Jane Harman 76%
Melissa Hart 5%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
Pete Hoekstra 19%
Thomas Holden 67%
Ernest Hollings 81%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 19%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 14%
Henry Hyde 10%
Daniel Inouye 76%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Jefferson 62%
James Merrill Jeffords 62%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 29%
Nancy Johnson 43%
Tim Johnson 43%
Paul Kanjorski 81%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 43%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 90%
Mark Kennedy 24%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 81%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 14%
Ray LaHood 29%
Nicholas Lampson 57%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 14%
James Leach 43%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 81%
Blanche Lincoln 38%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 38%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Ken Lucas 24%
Dick Lugar 10%
Don Manzullo 10%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 90%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 19%
Scott McInnis 19%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 81%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 29%
Alan Mollohan 52%
Dennis Moore 81%
Jack Murtha 48%
Sue Myrick 10%
Ben Nelson 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 14%
Don Nickles 5%
Anne Northup 10%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 5%
James Nussle 14%
Jim Oberstar 95%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 95%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 67%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 19%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 5%
Ron Paul 38%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 24%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 76%
Deborah Pryce 5%
Jack Quinn 24%
George Radanovich 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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