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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leading Age

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 44%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Bob Bennett 44%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 44%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 44%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
Conrad Burns 44%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 78%
Julia Carson 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 44%
Chris Chocola 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 89%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 44%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
Norm Coleman 44%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
Kent Conrad 89%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 44%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
Chris Dodd 89%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Elizabeth Dole 44%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 89%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Tom Feeney 50%
Russ Feingold 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
William Frist 44%
Elton Gallegly 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 44%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
Judd Gregg 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 78%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 44%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%

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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