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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Business for Responsive Government

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 9%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 79%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 35%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 98%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 56%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 18%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 34%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 20%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 15%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 86%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 88%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 49%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 16%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 19%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 19%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 99%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 98%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 16%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 10%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 16%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 98%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 17%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 16%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 99%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 15%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 5%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 88%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 99%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 96%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 15%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 30%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 98%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 16%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 11%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 6%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 99%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 16%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 12%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 14%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 98%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 97%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 98%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 41%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 6%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 51%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 99%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 97%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 98%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 19%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 11%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 96%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 97%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 99%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 16%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 11%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 16%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 20%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 15%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 23%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 78%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 85%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 34%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 63%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 94%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 99%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 72%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 31%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 22%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 16%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 7%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 17%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 99%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 99%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 5%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 96%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 94%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 9%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 29%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 99%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 94%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 98%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 24%

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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