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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Born Free USA

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Todd Akin 22%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 56%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 11%
Chris Bell 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 56%
Howard Berman 78%
Marion Berry 11%
Judy Biggert 67%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11%
John Breaux 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 44%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 11%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 40%
Ben Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 11%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Brad Carson 11%
Julia Carson 78%
Edward Case 78%
Mike Castle 78%
Chris Chocola 11%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 40%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jon Corzine 80%
Jerry Costello 89%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 22%
Philip Crane 11%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Artur Davis 56%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 44%
Lincoln Davis 11%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 22%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 89%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 56%
John Ensign 40%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 11%
Tom Feeney 22%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 78%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
Mark Foley 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 56%
Elton Gallegly 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
Bart Gordon 44%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 80%
Mark Green 78%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Jane Harman 78%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 11%
Robert Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 33%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
David Lee Hobson 11%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 22%
Thomas Holden 44%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Darlene Hooley 78%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Kenny Hulshof 22%
Duncan Hunter 22%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 22%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
William Janklow 11%
William Jefferson 22%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 11%
Christopher John 11%
Nancy Johnson 78%
Tim Johnson 44%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Ric Keller 11%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 22%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Gerald Kleczka 78%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 44%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 20%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 56%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 78%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 56%
William Lipinski 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 44%
Dick Lugar 20%
Denise Majette 89%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 22%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 89%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 22%
John McHugh 22%
Scott McInnis 11%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 44%
Brad Miller 89%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 22%
Dennis Moore 78%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 11%

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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