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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 14%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 43%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 14%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 71%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 14%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 71%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 71%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 86%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 14%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 71%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 14%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 86%
Brian Baird 71%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 29%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 86%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 71%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 71%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 86%
Sherwood Boehlert 17%
Kit Bond 29%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Leonard Boswell 71%
Rick Boucher 57%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 14%
Conrad Burns 14%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 83%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 71%
Mike Castle 29%
Ben Chandler III 83%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 86%
Norm Coleman 29%
Kent Conrad 86%
Jerry Costello 86%
Larry Craig 14%
Robert Cramer 57%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 57%
James Davis 71%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 71%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 14%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
Philip English 14%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 71%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 86%
Michael Ferguson 14%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 71%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 14%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 71%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 71%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 29%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 71%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 71%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 14%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 57%
James Merrill Jeffords 86%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 14%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 14%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 29%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 14%
Dick Lugar 14%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 71%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 14%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 86%
Alan Mollohan 83%
Dennis Moore 71%
Jack Murtha 71%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 71%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 14%
Jim Oberstar 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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