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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Family Research Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 17%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 75%
Christopher Shays 17%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
Donald Sherwood 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 42%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 92%
Ike Skelton 75%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
Gordon Smith 67%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 17%
Hilda Solis 8%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
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%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 92%
Craig Thomas 83%
William Thomas 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 92%
Todd Tiahrt 92%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 92%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
Ed Towns 8%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 92%
George Voinovich 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 75%
James Walsh 92%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 8%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
Anthony Weiner 8%
David Weldon 92%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 83%
Robert Wexler 8%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 92%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 92%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
Lynn Woolsey 8%
David Wu 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 92%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young 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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