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Rating Group: Taxpayers for Common Sense

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 35%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 55%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 55%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 55%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 55%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 55%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 45%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 45%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 20%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 30%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 30%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 15%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 35%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 10%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 65%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 45%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 55%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 55%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 45%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 45%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 55%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 55%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 45%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 35%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 55%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 20%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 35%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 55%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 55%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 30%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 55%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 20%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 15%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 55%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 55%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 55%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 35%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 45%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 45%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 15%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 60%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 45%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 35%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 53%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
Gary Ackerman 55%
Todd Akin 55%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 65%
Joe Baca, Sr. 35%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
J. Gresham Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 55%
Charlie Bass 50%
Bob Beauprez 60%
Shelley Berkley 45%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 45%
Sherwood Boehlert 30%
Henry Bonilla 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 15%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 30%
Henry Brown, Jr. 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 45%
Dan Burton 40%
Steve Buyer 35%
Dennis Cardoza 45%
Julia Carson 55%
Edward Case 65%
Mike Castle 40%
Chris Chocola 50%
Jerry Costello 45%
Christopher Cox 40%

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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