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Rating Group: Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

2003 Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 13%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Chris Bell 100%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 13%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Max Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Robert Cramer 88%
Philip Crane 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 13%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 13%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 75%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 13%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 13%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 13%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 13%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 13%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 25%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Janklow 0%
William Jefferson 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 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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