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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Border Control

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Mark Souder 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 30%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 30%
Charles Taylor 90%
Gene Taylor 80%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 60%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 0%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 80%
W. Curtis Weldon 70%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 20%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 20%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 50%

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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