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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
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 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Julia Carson 33%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
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 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
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 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 75%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 25%

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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