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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 85%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 23%
Rob Andrews 31%
Joe Baca, Sr. 23%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 38%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Chris Bell 46%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 92%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Rick Boucher 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 12%
Ben Campbell 88%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Brad Carson 62%
Julia Carson 30%
Edward Case 62%
Mike Castle 92%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 38%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 12%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 92%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Artur Davis 54%
James Davis 46%
Jo Ann Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 69%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 31%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 46%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 83%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 12%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 15%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 31%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 54%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 38%
Mark Green 92%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 54%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 15%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 23%
Ernest Hollings 12%
Darlene Hooley 46%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 83%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 85%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Janklow 100%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 69%
Nancy Johnson 83%
Tim Johnson 85%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 12%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
Dale Kildee 15%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
Gerald Kleczka 15%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 31%
Tom Lantos 8%
Steve LaTourette 77%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
James Leach 62%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 62%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Denise Majette 38%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 38%
Robert Matsui 31%
Karen McCarthy 23%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 67%
Scott McInnis 100%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 54%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Brad Miller 23%
Zell Bryan Miller 88%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 54%
Jack Murtha 23%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%

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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