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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Retail Federation

2003-2004 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%
J. Gresham Barrett 85%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 50%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
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%
Dan Boren 62%
Leonard Boswell 54%
Rick Boucher 46%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 12%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Julia Carson 30%
Edward Case 62%
Mike Castle 92%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 38%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jon Corzine 12%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 75%
Robert Cramer 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
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%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 46%
Chris Dodd 25%
Elizabeth Dole 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 100%
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%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 15%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 54%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 77%
Bart Gordon 42%
Mark Green 92%
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%
Maurice Hinchey 23%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 23%
Darlene Hooley 46%
John Nathan Hostettler 85%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 85%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 25%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
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%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 25%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 8%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
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%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 38%
Robert Matsui 31%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 67%
Michael McNulty 17%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 54%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 17%
Brad Miller 23%
Alan Mollohan 31%
Dennis Moore 54%
Jack Murtha 23%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 88%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 77%
James Nussle 85%
Jim Oberstar 15%
Dave Obey 8%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 46%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 69%
Donald Payne 17%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 46%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 46%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 38%
Steve Rothman 31%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 25%

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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