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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 14%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
Rodney Alexander 43%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Chris Bell 29%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 14%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 14%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 71%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
Leonard Boswell 14%
Rick Boucher 14%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Max Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 75%
Chris Cannon 100%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Brad Carson 29%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
Edward Case 14%
Mike Castle 86%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Chris Chocola 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 14%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
Norm Coleman 100%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 14%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 17%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 83%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Artur Davis 14%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 14%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 43%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
Thomas Davis III 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
David Dreier 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 29%
Vern Ehlers 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 14%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 86%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 86%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 14%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 29%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%

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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