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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tim Bishop 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Corrine Brown 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 83%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 17%
Dave Camp 92%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 8%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Julia Carson 8%
Edward Case 8%
Mike Castle 50%
Lincoln Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 100%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 83%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 67%
Ander Crenshaw 92%
Barbara Cubin 92%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 17%
James Davis 17%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 92%
Bill Delahunt 17%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 17%
John Dingell 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 17%
David Dreier 83%
Chet Edwards 42%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 75%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 100%
Sam Farr 8%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 8%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
Mark Foley 58%
Randy Forbes 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 8%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Scott Garrett 100%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 58%
Mark Green 92%
Judd Gregg 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Charles Hagel 83%
Ralph Hall 100%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Doc Hastings 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
David Lee Hobson 75%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 67%
Rush Holt, Jr. 8%
Mike Honda 0%
Darlene Hooley 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Steve Israel 17%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Nancy Johnson 33%
Tim Johnson 92%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Richard Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 42%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Jack Kingston 83%
Mark Kirk 33%
John Kline 92%
Joseph Knollenberg 83%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 75%
Mary Landrieu 33%
Tom Lantos 8%
Tom Latham 92%
Steve LaTourette 92%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 42%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 83%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 92%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 67%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 83%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 8%
Carolyn McCarthy 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 83%
Jim McDermott 8%
John McHugh 83%
Mike McIntyre 92%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 42%
Martin Meehan 8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 8%
John Mica 92%
Mike Michaud 33%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 8%
Candice Miller 100%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 8%
Jeff Miller 83%
Brad Miller 17%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 17%
Jim Moran, Jr. 8%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Randy Neugebauer 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 83%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 42%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 100%

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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