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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Associated Builders & Contractors

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 10%
Lane Evans 10%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 10%
Barney Frank 10%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 10%
Paul Kanjorski 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 10%
Patrick Kennedy 10%
Dale Kildee 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
Dennis Kucinich 10%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 10%
Tom Lantos 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 10%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 10%
Robert Matsui 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 10%
Alan Mollohan 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
Jim Oberstar 10%
Dave Obey 10%
John Olver 10%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 10%
Martin Olav Sabo 10%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
Paul Sarbanes 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 10%
Hilda Solis 10%
Ted Strickland 10%
Bart Stupak 10%
Ellen Tauscher 10%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 10%
Ed Towns 10%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 10%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 10%
Diane Watson 10%
Anthony Weiner 10%
Lynn Woolsey 10%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Pete Stark 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
Robert Wexler 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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