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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Forest and Paper Association

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 18%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 16%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 25%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 58%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 30%
Marion Berry 58%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 54%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 25%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 41%
Julia Carson 9%
Edward Case 25%
Mike Castle 36%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 41%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 25%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 91%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 66%
James Davis 27%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 66%
Thomas Davis III 81%
Bill Delahunt 9%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 81%
Norm Dicks 41%
Chris Dodd 16%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 36%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 90%
Vern Ehlers 66%
Jo Ann Emerson 90%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 58%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 25%
Michael Ferguson 70%
Bob Filner 11%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 41%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 8%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 81%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 45%
Mark Green 75%
Judd Gregg 66%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 91%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 83%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 91%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 18%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 36%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 41%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Nancy Johnson 54%
Tim Johnson 58%
Paul Kanjorski 41%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 16%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 16%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 16%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 36%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 83%
Ray LaHood 91%
Tom Lantos 8%
Steve LaTourette 90%
Frank Lautenberg 27%
James Leach 41%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 55%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 91%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 90%
Michael McNulty 8%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 45%
Dennis Moore 41%
Jack Murtha 50%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 77%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 16%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 63%
Thomas William Osborne 91%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 83%
Richard Pombo 91%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 91%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 66%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 91%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 54%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 75%
Steve Rothman 8%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 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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