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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business-Industry Political Action Committee

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 4%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Todd Akin 86%
Rodney Alexander 62%
Wayne Allard 95%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 25%
Spencer Bachus 95%
Brian Baird 12%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 47%
Evan Bayh 30%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 9%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 91%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Tim Bishop 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 30%
Rick Boucher 30%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 95%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 95%
Robert Byrd 13%
Dave Camp 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Julia Carson 4%
Edward Case 22%
Mike Castle 62%
Lincoln Chafee 34%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 13%
Howard Coble 87%
Norm Coleman 91%
Kent Conrad 39%
Jon Corzine 4%
Jerry Costello 26%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 86%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 37%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 52%
Thomas Davis III 81%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 95%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Dingell 8%
Chris Dodd 8%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 91%
Byron Dorgan 30%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 52%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 91%
Philip English 91%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 16%
Lane Evans 4%
Terry Everett 95%
Tom Feeney 95%
Russ Feingold 8%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 20%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 95%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 95%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 83%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 78%
Paul Gillmor 95%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 20%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 26%
Mark Green 87%
Judd Gregg 69%
Gilbert Gutknecht 91%
Charles Hagel 90%
Ralph Hall 95%
Tom Harkin 4%
Jane Harman 18%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 100%
Robert Hayes 91%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 79%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 91%
Thomas Holden 25%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 12%
John Nathan Hostettler 79%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 91%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 14%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 95%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 26%
James Merrill Jeffords 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 95%
Nancy Johnson 69%
Tim Johnson 69%
Timothy Johnson 13%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 66%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 4%
Mark Kennedy 95%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 4%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 4%
Jack Kingston 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 8%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 95%
Ray LaHood 91%
Mary Landrieu 47%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 4%
James Leach 54%
Carl Levin 17%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 5%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 91%
Dick Lugar 95%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 33%
Jim Matheson 58%
Carolyn McCarthy 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 95%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 78%
Mike McIntyre 25%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 8%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 20%
Mike Michaud 8%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jim Moran, Jr. 17%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 91%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 63%
Robert William Ney 95%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 79%
James Nussle 91%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 4%
John Olver 0%

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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