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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jim Oberstar 42%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 17%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ed Pastor 8%
Ron Paul 58%
Donald Payne 8%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 83%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 83%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Mark Pryor 33%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 67%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 92%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Richard Renzi 92%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Thomas Reynolds 92%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
Mike Rogers 92%
Mike Ross 58%
Steve Rothman 17%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 8%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 83%
José Serrano 0%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 17%
Donald Sherwood 92%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 42%
Ike Skelton 75%
Gordon Smith 67%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 17%
Hilda Solis 8%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 67%
Ted Strickland 17%
Bart Stupak 42%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 67%
John Sweeney 75%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 92%
John Tanner 58%
Ellen Tauscher 8%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 92%
Lee Terry 92%
Craig Thomas 83%
William Thomas 75%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
John Tierney 8%
Ed Towns 8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
Mark Udall 8%
George Voinovich 67%
James Walsh 92%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 50%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 8%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 83%
Robert Wexler 8%
Heather Wilson 92%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 17%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 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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