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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The American Legion

2003 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Quinn 40%
George Radanovich 40%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 60%
James Ramstad 60%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
Ralph Regula 40%
Denny Rehberg 60%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 50%
Richard Renzi 80%
Silvestre Reyes 40%
Thomas Reynolds 40%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 60%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 60%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 40%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 40%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 60%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 60%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
Edward Schrock 60%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 40%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 40%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 60%
Christopher Shays 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60%
Donald Sherwood 40%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 60%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40%
Ike Skelton 60%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 40%
Nick Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 40%
Hilda Solis 60%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
Pete Stark 60%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Charles Stenholm 60%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 80%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 40%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 40%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 80%
John Tanner 60%
Ellen Tauscher 60%
William Tauzin 40%
Charles Taylor 60%
Gene Taylor 60%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 40%
Todd Tiahrt 40%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 40%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 40%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 60%
Ed Towns 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 40%
James Turner 60%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 40%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
James Walsh 20%
Zach Wamp 60%
John Warner 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
Diane Watson 20%
Mel Watt 60%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
Anthony Weiner 40%
David Weldon 40%
W. Curtis Weldon 60%
Gerald Weller 40%
Robert Wexler 40%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
Heather Wilson 60%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 40%
Lynn Woolsey 40%
David Wu 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
Albert Wynn 60%
Bill Young 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young 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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