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Rating Group: Retire Safe

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 89%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 56%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 14%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 86%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 93%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 89%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 43%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 21%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 89%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 93%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 89%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 79%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 14%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 21%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 79%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 71%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 89%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 14%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 11%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 14%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 21%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 89%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 14%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 71%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 21%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 21%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 43%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 86%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 64%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 21%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 11%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 86%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 36%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 7%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 86%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 14%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 79%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 21%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 11%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 7%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 56%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 89%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 21%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 14%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 86%

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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