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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Committee for an Effective Congress

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 95%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 95%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 95%
Rob Andrews 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 85%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 5%
Charlie Bass 5%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Chris Bell 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 85%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 70%
Judy Biggert 10%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 90%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Leonard Boswell 85%
Rick Boucher 85%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Max Burns 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 90%
Ben Campbell 10%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 85%
Brad Carson 65%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 85%
Mike Castle 15%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Norm Coleman 5%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 5%
Kent Conrad 90%
Jon Corzine 95%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 65%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 5%
Thomas Daschle 95%
Artur Davis 80%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 90%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 5%
Norm Dicks 85%
Chris Dodd 95%
Elizabeth Dole 5%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
Calvin Dooley 85%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 90%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 95%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 5%
Philip English 5%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 95%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 5%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 5%
Harold Ford, Jr. 85%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 95%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 5%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 90%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 10%
Judd Gregg 5%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Jane Harman 90%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 90%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 85%
John Nathan Hostettler 5%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 15%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 5%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
William Janklow 0%
William Jefferson 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 95%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 70%
Nancy Johnson 10%
Tim Johnson 5%
Paul Kanjorski 75%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 5%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 95%
James Kolbe 10%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 5%
Nicholas Lampson 90%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 5%
Frank Lautenberg 95%
James Leach 15%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 95%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 80%
Trent Lott, Sr. 5%
Ken Lucas 45%
Dick Lugar 0%
Denise Majette 95%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 85%
Robert Matsui 90%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 5%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 85%
Martin Meehan 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
Brad Miller 90%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 70%
Dennis Moore 80%

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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