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Rating Group: United States Chamber of Commerce

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 32%
Gary Ackerman 41%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 29%
Todd Akin 95%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 94%
Rodney Alexander 70%
Wayne Allard 94%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 38%
Rob Andrews 24%
Joe Baca, Sr. 43%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 53%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 29%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 65%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 29%
Marion Berry 45%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 62%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 95%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 79%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 48%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 26%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 84%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 19%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 37%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 24%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 94%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 94%
Dan Burton 95%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 38%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 65%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 24%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 19%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 43%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
Julia Carson 29%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 85%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 95%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
Ben Chandler III 55%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 35%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 45%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 95%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 94%
Kent Conrad 53%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 57%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 47%
Jerry Costello 38%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 88%
Robert Cramer 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 94%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 55%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 30%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 30%
James Davis 48%
Jo Ann Davis 90%
Lincoln Davis 86%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 43%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 53%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 43%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 37%
Bill Delahunt 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 29%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 84%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 95%
Norm Dicks 48%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
Chris Dodd 41%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 39%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 48%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 47%
Chet Edwards 81%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 29%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 35%
Philip English 90%
John Ensign 75%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 38%
Bob Etheridge 52%
Lane Evans 38%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 43%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 22%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 35%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 65%
Michael Ferguson 95%
Bob Filner 22%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 81%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 55%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 90%
Barney Frank 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 95%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 95%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Jim Gibbons 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 95%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 62%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 88%
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%
Mark Green 86%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 45%
Judd Gregg 88%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 22%
Gilbert Gutknecht 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 59%
Jane Harman 55%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 21%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 95%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 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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