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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The American Legion

2003 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
Gary Ackerman 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 60%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 40%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 20%
Cass Ballenger 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 60%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
Chris Bell 60%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 40%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 40%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 40%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 60%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 80%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
Dan Burton 60%
Steve Buyer 40%
Robert Byrd 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
Ben Campbell 100%
Chris Cannon 40%
Eric Cantor 40%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
Brad Carson 60%
Julia Carson 40%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
Edward Case 40%
Mike Castle 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Chris Chocola 60%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 50%
Jerry Costello 80%
Christopher Cox 40%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 60%
Philip Crane 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60%
Barbara Cubin 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
Randall Cunningham 40%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Artur Davis 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
James Davis 60%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
Thomas Davis III 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
Bill Delahunt 80%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 40%
Peter Deutsch 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
Norm Dicks 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 60%
John Doolittle 40%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 60%
David Dreier 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
John Edwards 50%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 20%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 40%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 40%
Philip English 60%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 60%
Terry Everett 60%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 40%
Tom Feeney 60%
Russ Feingold 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 60%
Bob Filner 60%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
Mark Foley 60%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 40%
Barney Frank 40%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80%
Jim Gibbons 40%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 60%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 40%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 40%
Bart Gordon 60%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 50%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%

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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