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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 25%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Julia Carson 33%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 25%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
Chris Dodd 50%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 50%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 50%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 75%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 25%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 25%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Tim Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 75%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 50%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 25%
Robert Matsui 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
Brad Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 25%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 75%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 75%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 75%
Donald Payne 75%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 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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