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Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
Gary Ackerman 10%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 86%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 59%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 59%
Evan Bayh 41%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 14%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 23%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 18%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 18%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 76%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 95%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 95%
Leonard Boswell 32%
Rick Boucher 41%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 86%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 95%
Dan Burton 86%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 23%
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 30%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 5%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 23%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 39%
Julia Carson 11%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 36%
Mike Castle 73%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 91%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 48%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 91%
Ben Chandler III 44%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 20%
Hillary Clinton 32%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 24%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 91%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 65%
Kent Conrad 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 45%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 9%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 24%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 9%
Randall Cunningham 95%
Artur Davis 41%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
James Davis 27%
Jo Ann Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 77%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
Thomas Davis III 85%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 25%
Bill Delahunt 5%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 9%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 95%
Norm Dicks 23%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
Chris Dodd 17%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 14%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 35%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 24%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 26%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 82%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 18%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 5%
Philip English 95%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 19%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Tom Feeney 90%
Russ Feingold 13%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 27%
Michael Ferguson 91%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 77%
Mark Foley 95%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
William Frist 96%
Elton Gallegly 95%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 91%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 81%
Paul Gillmor 91%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 95%
Bart Gordon 45%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
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 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 23%
Judd Gregg 61%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 95%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 23%
Jane Harman 35%
Katherine Harris 95%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%

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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