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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 92%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 92%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 83%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 67%
Thomas Allen 17%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 17%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 42%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 67%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 83%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 75%
Robert Byrd 17%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Julia Carson 8%
Edward Case 8%
Mike Castle 50%
Ben Chandler III 64%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 17%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 83%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 67%
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%
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%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 8%
Mark Foley 58%
Harold Ford, Jr. 25%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 8%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 92%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 8%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 58%
Mark Green 92%
Judd Gregg 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 67%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 75%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 17%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
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%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 58%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 17%
Dale Kildee 42%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Joseph Knollenberg 83%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 25%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 75%
Tom Lantos 8%
Steve LaTourette 92%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 42%
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%
Robert Matsui 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 83%
John McHugh 83%
Michael McNulty 42%
Martin Meehan 8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 8%

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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