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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 67%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 67%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
Bob Bennett 67%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 17%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Dan Burton 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 92%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
Julia Carson 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 8%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 83%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
Kent Conrad 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 83%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 67%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
Barbara Cubin 92%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 17%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
Thomas Davis III 92%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
Bill Delahunt 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 83%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
Norm Dicks 17%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 33%
David Dreier 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 92%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Mark Foley 58%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 58%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 67%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 58%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
Judd Gregg 50%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%

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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