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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Ken Lucas 71%
Dick Lugar 100%
Denise Majette 0%
Don Manzullo 100%
Jim Marshall 29%
Jim Matheson 57%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 14%
Karen McCarthy 14%
Thaddeus McCotter 86%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 71%
Mike McIntyre 29%
Buck McKeon 100%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 14%
Mike Michaud 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 100%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 14%
Jack Murtha 14%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 71%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Tom Petri 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Mark Pryor 0%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 100%
Nick Rahall II 14%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Mike Rogers 100%
Mike Ross 14%
Steve Rothman 14%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 14%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 83%
Edward Schrock 100%
John Shadegg 100%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 100%
Christopher Shays 86%
Donald Sherwood 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 29%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 17%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 57%
Ted Stevens 75%
Ted Strickland 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
John Sweeney 71%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 14%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin 100%
Charles Taylor 100%
Gene Taylor 29%
Lee Terry 86%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 100%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 14%
Mark Udall 0%
George Voinovich 100%
James Walsh 100%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
Heather Wilson 100%
Frank Wolf 100%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 29%
Bill Young 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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