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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 8%
Brian Baird 17%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 0%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 45%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 27%
Julia Carson 11%
Edward Case 33%
Mike Castle 83%
Ben Chandler III 40%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 27%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 91%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Artur Davis 42%
James Davis 25%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 92%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 17%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 92%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 58%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 9%
Terry Everett 100%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 92%
Bob Filner 9%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 9%
William Frist 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 33%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 33%
Katherine Harris 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 8%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 25%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Henry Hyde 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 8%
William Jefferson 25%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Nancy Johnson 92%
Tim Johnson 73%
Paul Kanjorski 8%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 8%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 9%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Tom Lantos 8%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 55%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 58%
Robert Matsui 8%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 83%
Michael McNulty 18%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 9%
Brad Miller 17%
Alan Mollohan 8%
Dennis Moore 25%
Jack Murtha 17%
Marilyn Musgrave 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 91%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 91%
James Nussle 83%
Jim Oberstar 8%
Dave Obey 8%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 8%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Major Owens 10%
Michael Oxley 100%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 9%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 92%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jon Porter, Sr. 100%
Deborah Pryce 100%
George Radanovich 100%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 100%
Denny Rehberg 100%
Richard Renzi 100%
Silvestre Reyes 9%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 25%
Jim Ryun 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 9%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 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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