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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 30%
Gary Ackerman 26%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 90%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Spencer Bachus 96%
Brian Baird 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 23%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 40%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 97%
Charlie Bass 87%
Max Baucus 74%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 31%
Chris Bell 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 34%
Marion Berry 47%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 32%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 48%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
Tim Bishop 30%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 97%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 27%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 97%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 97%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 97%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 53%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 22%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 97%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 31%
John Breaux 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 97%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 97%
Robert Byrd 29%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
Dave Camp 100%
Ben Campbell 91%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 39%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 37%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
Brad Carson 72%
Julia Carson 33%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 48%
Mike Castle 76%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
Lincoln Chafee 57%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 32%
Hillary Clinton 35%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 39%
Howard Coble 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 91%
Michael Collins 97%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
Kent Conrad 70%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 19%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 53%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 27%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 97%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 89%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 97%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 37%
Barbara Cubin 96%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 25%
Randall Cunningham 97%
Thomas Daschle 43%
Artur Davis 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 19%
James Davis 41%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 70%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 33%
Thomas Davis III 93%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 35%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 31%
Bill Delahunt 14%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 30%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 28%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 96%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
Norm Dicks 38%
John Dingell 31%
Chris Dodd 32%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 30%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 87%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 61%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 34%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
Jennifer Dunn 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 35%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 87%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 39%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 30%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 24%
Bob Etheridge 47%
Lane Evans 30%
Terry Everett 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 23%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 21%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 26%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 39%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Bob Filner 17%
Peter Fitzgerald 87%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 67%
Mark Foley 97%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 97%
Harold Ford, Jr. 48%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 96%
Barney Frank 23%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 93%
William Frist 96%
Jonas Frost III 37%
Elton Gallegly 97%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 97%
Jim Gibbons 97%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 97%
Bart Gordon 53%
Porter Goss 93%
Daniel Graham 32%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 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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