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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 12%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 11%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 44%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 88%
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 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Chris Bell 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 89%
Marion Berry 78%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 11%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 88%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 89%
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 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 44%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 78%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 12%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 12%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 22%
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 89%
Dennis Cardoza 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 71%
Brad Carson 56%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 56%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 75%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 38%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 89%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 56%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 33%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 22%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 88%
Artur Davis 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 78%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 67%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 12%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 89%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 25%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 78%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 62%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 89%
David Dreier 14%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 22%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 89%
Vern Ehlers 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 22%
John Ensign 12%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 78%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 12%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 11%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 33%
Mark Foley 11%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 86%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 11%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 11%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 12%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 22%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 12%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves 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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