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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The American Legion

2003 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
Mark Green 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
James Greenwood 20%
Judd Gregg 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 80%
Gilbert Gutknecht 80%
Charles Hagel 100%
Ralph Hall 60%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 60%
Katherine Harris 40%
Melissa Hart 60%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
Doc Hastings 40%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 40%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60%
Wally Herger, Jr. 20%
Baron Hill 60%
Maurice Hinchey 40%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
David Lee Hobson 40%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 40%
Pete Hoekstra 20%
Thomas Holden 60%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 40%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 60%
Darlene Hooley 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
Kenny Hulshof 60%
Duncan Hunter 40%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 60%
Christopher John 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 40%
Nancy Johnson 60%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 40%
Tim Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
Ric Keller 60%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
Mark Kennedy 40%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 60%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 40%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 40%
Jack Kingston 40%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
Gerald Kleczka 40%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 60%
Joseph Knollenberg 40%
Herb Kohl 50%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 60%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 60%
Mary Landrieu 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
Tom Lantos 60%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
Tom Latham 40%
Steve LaTourette 60%
Frank Lautenberg 50%
James Leach 40%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60%
Carl Levin 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 40%
Jerry Lewis 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
Ron Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
Ken Lucas 60%
Dick Lugar 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
Denise Majette 40%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
Don Manzullo 60%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
Jim Marshall 40%
Jim Matheson 40%
Robert Matsui 40%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 60%
Karen McCarthy 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 60%
James McCrery III 40%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60%
John McHugh 40%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 80%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 40%
Michael McNulty 60%
Martin Meehan 40%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 60%
Mike Michaud 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 60%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
Gary Miller 20%
George Miller 40%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 80%
Brad Miller 40%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 40%
Jim Moran, Jr. 40%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
Jack Murtha 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 80%
Sue Myrick 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 40%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
Robert William Ney 60%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 60%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 40%
James Nussle 60%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 40%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 60%
Thomas William Osborne 40%
Doug Ose 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 40%
Major Owens 40%
Michael Oxley 40%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
Ed Pastor 40%
Ron Paul 60%
Donald Payne 40%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 40%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 60%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
John Peterson 60%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 40%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 40%
Todd Platts 60%
Richard Pombo 40%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 60%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 40%
Deborah Pryce 40%
Mark Pryor 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 40%

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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