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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The American Legion

2003 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Kit Bond 100%
John Breaux 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Ben Campbell 100%
Linc Chafee 100%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Charles Hagel 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Kay Hutchison 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Jon Kyl 100%
Mary Landrieu 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
Don Nickles 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
John Sununu 100%
James Talent 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 100%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Brian Baird 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Michael Bilirakis 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
Leonard Boswell 80%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Max Burns 80%
Jerry Costello 80%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 80%
Bill Delahunt 80%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 80%
Jim Gerlach 80%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 80%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Christopher John 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
Ron Lewis 80%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
Scott McInnis 80%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Mike Michaud 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
Marilyn Musgrave 80%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Richard Renzi 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Jim Ryun 80%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
Nick Smith 80%
Ted Strickland 80%
Tom Tancredo 80%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
Todd Akin 60%
Thomas Allen 60%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Cass Ballenger 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 60%
Bob Beauprez 60%
Chris Bell 60%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Marion Berry 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
Tim Bishop 60%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
Dan Burton 60%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Brad Carson 60%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
Chris Chocola 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60%
Howard Coble 60%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 60%
Robert Cramer 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60%
Barbara Cubin 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
James Davis 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
Peter Deutsch 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
Calvin Dooley 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 60%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Philip English 60%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 60%
Terry Everett 60%
Tom Feeney 60%
Michael Ferguson 60%
Bob Filner 60%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 60%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 60%
Bart Gordon 60%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
Mark Green 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60%
Ralph Hall 60%
Jane Harman 60%
Melissa Hart 60%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60%
Baron Hill 60%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
Thomas Holden 60%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60%
Darlene Hooley 60%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
William Jefferson 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Tim Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
Ric Keller 60%
Dale Kildee 60%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 60%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Nicholas Lampson 60%
Tom Lantos 60%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
Steve LaTourette 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60%
William Lipinski 60%
Ken Lucas 60%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
Don Manzullo 60%
Carolyn McCarthy 60%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 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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