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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 23%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 85%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 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 Republican 100%
Brian Baird 38%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 23%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 23%
Marion Berry 38%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 25%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 23%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 38%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 85%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Rick Boucher 46%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 31%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 15%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 12%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 38%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 31%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 31%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
Julia Carson 30%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 62%
Mike Castle 92%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 62%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 75%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 31%
Hillary Clinton 38%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 12%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 92%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 46%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 15%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 54%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
James Davis 46%
Jo Ann Davis 85%
Lincoln Davis 69%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 31%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 12%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 31%
Bill Delahunt 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 23%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 46%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 23%
Chris Dodd 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 15%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 23%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 77%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 38%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 23%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 27%
Bob Etheridge 38%
Lane Evans 17%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 15%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 15%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 12%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 12%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 85%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 54%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 31%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 17%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 12%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 85%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 77%

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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