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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: USA Engage

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 40%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 40%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 40%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 60%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 60%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 20%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 40%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 40%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 60%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 20%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 60%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 60%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 60%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 60%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 60%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 60%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 60%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 20%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 40%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 20%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 60%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 40%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 60%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 20%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 20%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 60%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 40%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 20%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 60%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 40%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 40%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 40%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 20%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 20%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 20%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%

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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