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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leading Age

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Spencer Bachus 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Philip English 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Mark Green 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
James Leach 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Jim Matheson 100%
John McHugh 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
James Nussle 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
James Ramstad 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
Gene Taylor 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Evan Bayh 89%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 89%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
Robert Byrd 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
Hillary Clinton 89%
Kent Conrad 89%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 89%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
Timothy Johnson 89%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Herb Kohl 89%
Mary Landrieu 89%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
Carl Levin 89%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 89%
Mark Pryor 89%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 89%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 89%
Jay Rockefeller IV 89%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 89%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 78%
Russ Feingold 78%
Tom Harkin 78%
Daniel Inouye 78%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
Linc Chafee 67%
Ben Nelson 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Arlen Specter 67%
George Voinovich 67%
Max Baucus 56%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 56%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 56%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 56%
Joe Lieberman 56%
Gordon Smith 56%
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
Bob Beauprez 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
Tim Bishop 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%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
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%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
Dave Camp 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
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%
Julia Carson 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
Edward Case 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
Chris Chocola 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
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%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
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%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 50%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
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%
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%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 50%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 50%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva 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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