Rating Group: Retire Safe

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 7%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 93%
Rodney Alexander 71%
Wayne Allard 89%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 7%
Rob Andrews 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 21%
Brian Baird 14%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 86%
Charlie Bass 79%
Max Baucus 44%
Evan Bayh 22%
Bob Beauprez 93%
Bob Bennett 89%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 11%
Sherwood Boehlert 79%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 86%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 43%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 93%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 89%
Dan Burton 71%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 93%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Julia Carson 14%
Edward Case 7%
Mike Castle 57%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 11%
Norm Coleman 89%
Kent Conrad 22%
Jon Corzine 22%
Jerry Costello 43%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 89%
Robert Cramer 79%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 14%
James Davis 14%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Lincoln Davis 43%
Thomas Davis III 93%
Bill Delahunt 7%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 64%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 14%
Chris Dodd 11%
Elizabeth Dole 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 11%
David Dreier 93%
Chet Edwards 43%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Jo Ann Emerson 71%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 78%
Bob Etheridge 14%
Lane Evans 14%
Terry Everett 93%
Tom Feeney 86%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 7%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 86%
Barney Frank 7%
William Frist 89%
Elton Gallegly 93%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 64%
Paul Gillmor 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
Bart Gordon 29%
Mark Green 93%
Judd Gregg 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 64%
Jane Harman 21%
Katherine Harris 93%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 93%
Joel Hefley 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 93%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 36%
Darlene Hooley 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 86%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 93%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 71%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 21%
James Merrill Jeffords 44%
William Lewis Jenkins 93%
Nancy Johnson 64%
Tim Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 29%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 79%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 93%
Patrick Kennedy 7%
Dale Kildee 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 93%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 86%
Tom Lantos 7%
Steve LaTourette 93%
Frank Lautenberg 11%
James Leach 57%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 11%
John Linder 93%
Trent Lott, Sr. 89%
Dick Lugar 78%
Don Manzullo 93%
Jim Marshall 29%
Robert Matsui 14%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 93%
John McHugh 93%
Michael McNulty 7%
Martin Meehan 7%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 21%
Brad Miller 7%
Alan Mollohan 21%
Dennis Moore 21%
Jack Murtha 29%
Marilyn Musgrave 79%
Sue Myrick 93%
Ben Nelson 56%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 79%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 86%
Jim Oberstar 7%
Dave Obey 14%
John Olver 7%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 21%
Thomas William Osborne 86%
Major Owens 7%
Michael Oxley 93%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 14%
John Peterson 86%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Todd Platts 93%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 43%
Jon Porter, Sr. 93%
Deborah Pryce 93%
George Radanovich 86%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 93%
Richard Renzi 93%
Silvestre Reyes 21%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 14%
Jim Ryun 86%
Martin Olav Sabo 21%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 79%
John Shadegg 79%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 86%
Christopher Shays 71%
Donald Sherwood 86%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 86%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 89%
Olympia Snowe 78%
Vic Snyder 21%
Hilda Solis 7%
Mark Souder 86%
Arlen Specter 78%
John Spratt, Jr. 7%
Pete Stark 7%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 7%
Bart Stupak 7%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 89%
John Sweeney 79%
James Talent 89%
Tom Tancredo 79%
John Tanner 43%
Ellen Tauscher 21%
Charles Taylor 93%
Gene Taylor 43%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 93%
Todd Tiahrt 93%
Ed Towns 21%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 7%
George Voinovich 78%
James Walsh 79%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 89%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 7%
Anthony Weiner 7%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 86%
Gerald Weller 93%
Robert Wexler 7%
Heather Wilson 79%
Lynn Woolsey 7%
David Wu 29%
Albert Wynn 21%
Bill Young 71%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 21%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 7%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 36%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 7%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 11%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 7%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 7%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 7%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 14%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 44%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 56%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 14%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 21%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 14%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 14%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 7%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 14%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 14%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 21%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 7%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 7%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 14%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 21%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 29%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 7%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 29%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 21%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 14%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 7%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 36%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 7%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 7%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 33%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 7%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 14%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 11%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 7%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 0%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 14%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 7%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 7%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 14%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 7%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 64%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 21%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 7%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 43%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 14%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 14%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 11%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 7%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 7%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 7%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 14%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 14%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 7%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 21%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 14%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 14%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 11%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 21%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 14%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 14%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 14%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 7%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 7%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 11%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 43%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 7%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 21%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 14%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 7%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 7%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 21%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 7%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 71%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 100%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 86%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 93%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 93%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 86%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 89%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 93%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 93%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 100%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 93%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 93%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 86%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 93%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 89%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 93%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 89%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 89%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 93%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 86%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 71%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 93%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 86%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 86%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 79%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 93%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 89%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 86%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 89%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 67%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 71%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 86%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 71%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 86%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 79%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 93%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 93%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 93%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 93%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 86%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 86%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 71%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 93%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 89%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 93%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 93%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 93%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 79%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 93%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 100%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 86%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 93%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 86%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 86%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 71%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 89%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 86%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 93%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 64%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 100%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 93%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 86%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 93%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 93%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 86%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 86%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 93%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 79%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 79%

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.

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