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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Friends Committee on National Legislation

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 80%
Gary Ackerman 87%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 7%
Rodney Alexander 33%
Wayne Allard 6%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Spencer Bachus 20%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 7%
Roscoe Bartlett 27%
Charlie Bass 13%
Max Baucus 63%
Evan Bayh 44%
Bob Beauprez 7%
Bob Bennett 6%
Shelley Berkley 64%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 20%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
Tim Bishop 87%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
Kit Bond 7%
Henry Bonilla 7%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 94%
Dave Camp 7%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 7%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Julia Carson 86%
Edward Case 86%
Mike Castle 33%
Lincoln Chafee 63%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 67%
Chris Chocola 7%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Howard Coble 0%
Norm Coleman 6%
Kent Conrad 69%
Jerry Costello 60%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 27%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Artur Davis 73%
James Davis 71%
Jo Ann Davis 7%
Lincoln Davis 36%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 87%
Thomas DeLay 7%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 73%
John Dingell 87%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 6%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 7%
Byron Dorgan 69%
David Dreier 13%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Lane Evans 87%
Terry Everett 7%
Tom Feeney 7%
Russ Feingold 81%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 93%
Mark Foley 13%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 93%
William Frist 6%
Elton Gallegly 7%
Jim Gerlach 27%
Jim Gibbons 7%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 7%
Bart Gordon 60%
Mark Green 13%
Judd Gregg 19%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Charles Hagel 6%
Ralph Hall 13%
Tom Harkin 88%
Jane Harman 80%
Katherine Harris 13%
Melissa Hart 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 13%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 14%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 13%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 53%
Rush Holt, Jr. 87%
Darlene Hooley 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 7%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Henry Hyde 15%
Daniel Inouye 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 71%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 8%
Nancy Johnson 43%
Tim Johnson 40%
Timothy Johnson 71%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 27%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 94%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 87%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Jack Kingston 13%
Joseph Knollenberg 13%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 13%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 20%
Mary Landrieu 63%
Tom Lantos 80%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 31%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
James Leach 92%
Carl Levin 75%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 7%
Joe Lieberman 64%
Blanche Lincoln 63%
John Linder 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
Don Manzullo 13%
Jim Marshall 43%
Jim Matheson 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 67%
Thaddeus McCotter 7%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 20%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McNulty 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
Mike Michaud 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 79%
Alan Mollohan 53%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 86%
Jack Murtha 47%
Marilyn Musgrave 13%
Sue Myrick 7%
Ben Nelson 38%
Robert William Ney 13%
Anne Northup 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 20%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%

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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