Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 23%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 85%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 23%
Rob Andrews 31%
Joe Baca, Sr. 23%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 92%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 23%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 38%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 25%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 46%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 23%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 38%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 100%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Rick Boucher 46%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 15%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 31%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 12%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 38%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 92%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 31%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 8%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 31%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 62%
Julia Carson 30%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 100%
Edward Case 62%
Mike Castle 92%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 62%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 75%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 31%
Hillary Clinton 38%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 85%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 62%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
Jon Corzine 12%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 92%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 75%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 46%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 15%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 54%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 17%
James Davis 46%
Jo Ann Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 69%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 31%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 12%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 85%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 8%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 31%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 23%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
Norm Dicks 46%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 23%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 15%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 23%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 77%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 38%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 23%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 27%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 15%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 15%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 12%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 12%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 85%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 15%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 92%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 54%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 75%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 100%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 31%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 8%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 12%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 17%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
Robert Hayes 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 77%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 46%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 23%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 15%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 8%
Darlene Hooley 46%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 46%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 85%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
Daniel Inouye 25%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 38%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 62%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 23%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 25%
Nancy Johnson 83%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
Tim Johnson 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 77%
Paul Kanjorski 15%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 15%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 85%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 12%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
Dale Kildee 15%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 23%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 46%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 77%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 100%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 15%
Tom Lantos 8%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 62%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 23%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 100%
Steve LaTourette 77%
Frank Lautenberg 12%
James Leach 62%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 38%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 8%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 38%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 38%
Jerry Lewis 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 15%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 62%
John Linder 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 69%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 31%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 8%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 31%
Don Manzullo 100%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 8%
Jim Marshall 38%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 77%
Robert Matsui 31%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 46%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 23%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 100%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 0%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 15%
John McHugh 67%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 100%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 54%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 46%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 38%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 38%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 25%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 92%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 8%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 100%
Brad Miller 23%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 54%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 62%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 92%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 38%
Jack Murtha 23%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 33%
Ben Nelson 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 38%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 77%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 100%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 15%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 46%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 100%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 23%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 23%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 27%
Ron Paul 69%
Donald Payne 17%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 54%
John Peterson 100%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 38%
Deborah Pryce 100%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
George Radanovich 92%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 31%
James Ramstad 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 33%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 12%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 25%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 46%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 85%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 100%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 31%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 20%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 23%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 100%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 23%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 25%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 25%
Jim Saxton 92%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 31%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 54%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 15%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 23%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 92%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 62%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 15%
Donald Sherwood 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 92%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 100%
Ike Skelton 62%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 8%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 83%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
Olympia Snowe 62%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 8%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 31%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
Pete Stark 8%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 31%
Bart Stupak 8%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 75%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 85%
John Tanner 62%
Ellen Tauscher 38%
Charles Taylor 77%
Gene Taylor 31%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 31%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 38%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 100%
Todd Tiahrt 91%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 15%
Ed Towns 31%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 15%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 36%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 15%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 85%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 31%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 23%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 15%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 8%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 15%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 23%
Anthony Weiner 31%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 23%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 85%
Heather Wilson 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 100%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 38%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 12%
Albert Wynn 46%
Bill Young 100%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 77%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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