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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Public Health Association

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 89%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 25%
Rodney Alexander 56%
Wayne Allard 14%
George Allen 29%
Thomas Allen 89%
Rob Andrews 86%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 56%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 56%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 71%
Bob Beauprez 56%
Bob Bennett 29%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 56%
Michael Bilirakis 44%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 76%
Kit Bond 43%
Henry Bonilla 33%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 22%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 78%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 56%
Ginny Brown-Waite 44%
Jim Bunning 29%
Conrad Burns 14%
Dan Burton 13%
Steve Buyer 44%
Robert Byrd 71%
Chris Cannon 40%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 67%
Ben Chandler III 78%
Chris Chocola 44%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 43%
Kent Conrad 57%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 22%
Larry Craig 29%
Robert Cramer 78%
Barbara Cubin 33%
Randall Cunningham 44%
Artur Davis 100%
James Davis 78%
Jo Ann Davis 44%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 86%
Thomas DeLay 33%
James DeMint 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 88%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 43%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 17%
John Doolittle 22%
Byron Dorgan 57%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 57%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 29%
Bob Etheridge 89%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 22%
Tom Feeney 22%
Russ Feingold 71%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 56%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 57%
Elton Gallegly 44%
Jim Gibbons 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 56%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 33%
Bart Gordon 78%
Mark Green 44%
Judd Gregg 14%
Gilbert Gutknecht 22%
Jane Harman 89%
Katherine Harris 56%
Melissa Hart 44%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 33%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 38%
Joel Hefley 22%
Wally Herger, Jr. 25%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 86%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 56%
Pete Hoekstra 22%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 78%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Kenny Hulshof 44%
Duncan Hunter 33%
Kay Hutchison 43%
Henry Hyde 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 57%
William Lewis Jenkins 38%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 57%
Ric Keller 44%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 44%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 56%
Herb Kohl 71%
James Kolbe 67%
Dennis Kucinich 89%
Jon Kyl 14%
Ray LaHood 67%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 71%
Jerry Lewis 56%
Ron Lewis 44%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 71%
John Linder 22%
Trent Lott, Sr. 14%
Dick Lugar 29%
Don Manzullo 22%
Jim Marshall 67%
Robert Matsui 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 44%
James McCrery III 44%
John McHugh 78%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 89%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 78%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 22%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 57%
Robert William Ney 56%
Anne Northup 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 13%
James Nussle 67%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 78%
Thomas William Osborne 56%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 56%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 44%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 56%
Todd Platts 44%
Richard Pombo 33%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
Jon Porter, Sr. 56%
Deborah Pryce 67%
George Radanovich 33%
James Ramstad 44%
Ralph Regula 56%
Denny Rehberg 44%
Richard Renzi 56%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 56%
Mike Ross 78%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 44%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Rick Santorum 14%

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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