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Rating Group: Family Research Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 8%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 17%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
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 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 33%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 8%
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 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
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 92%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 33%
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 92%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 92%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 58%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 92%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 42%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 42%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 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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