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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 26%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 30%
Todd Akin 90%
Rodney Alexander 67%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 30%
Rob Andrews 38%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Brian Baird 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 40%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
Charlie Bass 87%
Max Baucus 74%
Evan Bayh 43%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Chris Bell 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Shelley Berkley 36%
Howard Berman 34%
Marion Berry 47%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 48%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 97%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Leonard Boswell 45%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
John Breaux 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 97%
Ginny Brown-Waite 87%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 97%
Robert Byrd 29%
Ben Campbell 91%
Chris Cannon 97%
Eric Cantor 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Brad Carson 72%
Julia Carson 33%
Edward Case 48%
Mike Castle 76%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 35%
Norm Coleman 91%
Michael Collins 97%
Kent Conrad 70%
Jon Corzine 27%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 97%
Larry Craig 91%
Robert Cramer 89%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 96%
Randall Cunningham 97%
Thomas Daschle 43%
Artur Davis 50%
James Davis 41%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Lincoln Davis 70%
Thomas Davis III 93%
Bill Delahunt 14%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 28%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 90%
Norm Dicks 38%
Chris Dodd 32%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 87%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 61%
David Dreier 100%
Jennifer Dunn 93%
John Edwards 15%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 87%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 93%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 47%
Lane Evans 30%
Terry Everett 90%
Tom Feeney 93%
Russ Feingold 26%
Michael Ferguson 90%
Bob Filner 17%
Peter Fitzgerald 87%
Mark Foley 97%
Harold Ford, Jr. 48%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 96%
Barney Frank 23%
William Frist 96%
Jonas Frost III 37%
Elton Gallegly 97%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 97%
Wayne Gilchrest 82%
Paul Gillmor 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 87%
Bart Gordon 53%
Porter Goss 93%
Daniel Graham 32%
Mark Green 87%
James Greenwood 97%
Judd Gregg 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 89%
Jane Harman 45%
Katherine Harris 97%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 93%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 97%
Joel Hefley 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 97%
Baron Hill 53%
Maurice Hinchey 28%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 27%
Pete Hoekstra 88%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ernest Hollings 36%
Darlene Hooley 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 87%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 93%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 83%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 93%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Janklow 88%
William Jefferson 46%
James Merrill Jeffords 36%
William Lewis Jenkins 89%
Christopher John 80%
Nancy Johnson 79%
Tim Johnson 79%
Paul Kanjorski 27%
Ric Keller 96%
Sue Kelly 77%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 26%
Mark Kennedy 93%
Patrick Kennedy 27%
Dale Kildee 27%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 24%
Gerald Kleczka 23%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 35%
James Kolbe 97%
Dennis Kucinich 15%
Jon Kyl 96%
Ray LaHood 89%
Nicholas Lampson 37%
Tom Lantos 28%
Steve LaTourette 87%
Frank Lautenberg 26%
James Leach 70%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 97%
Joe Lieberman 25%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 31%
Trent Lott, Sr. 96%
Dick Lugar 96%
Denise Majette 43%
Don Manzullo 97%
Jim Marshall 48%
Robert Matsui 34%
Karen McCarthy 32%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 97%
John McHugh 68%
Scott McInnis 96%
Michael McNulty 24%
Martin Meehan 31%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 47%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 30%
Brad Miller 34%
Zell Bryan Miller 95%
Alan Mollohan 41%
Dennis Moore 52%
Jack Murtha 43%
Marilyn Musgrave 93%
Sue Myrick 96%

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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