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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Leading Age

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 44%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 44%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 89%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 89%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 22%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 50%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 56%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 44%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 44%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 44%
Conrad Burns 44%
Dan Burton 50%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 89%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Julia Carson 50%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 100%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 89%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 89%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 100%
Barbara Cubin 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 89%
Elizabeth Dole 44%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 44%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 89%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 33%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 50%
Russ Feingold 78%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 44%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Kay Hutchison 44%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 78%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 78%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Jon Kyl 33%
Ray LaHood 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 56%
Blanche Lincoln 89%
John Linder 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 22%
Dick Lugar 44%
Don Manzullo 50%
Jim Marshall 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 67%

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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