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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Todd Akin 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
Brian Baird 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
J. Gresham Barrett 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 83%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 17%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Kit Bond 50%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 83%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 17%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 17%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 83%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
Norm Coleman 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Kent Conrad 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 83%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 50%
Jerry Costello 17%
Larry Craig 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 17%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 17%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 17%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
Norm Dicks 83%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
Elizabeth Dole 33%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 17%
David Dreier 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 83%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 17%
Tom Feeney 33%
Russ Feingold 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
Barney Frank 17%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 33%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
Judd Gregg 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 17%
Jane Harman 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 17%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 17%
Kay Hutchison 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
Daniel Inouye 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
Tim Johnson 83%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 17%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
Ric Keller 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 33%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 17%
Jon Kyl 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 83%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Frank Lautenberg 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 33%

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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