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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 71%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 57%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 71%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 14%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 29%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 14%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 38%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 29%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 57%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 29%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 38%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 71%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 63%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 25%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 63%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 14%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 38%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 14%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 14%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 63%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 29%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 29%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 38%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 43%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 29%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 57%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 57%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 38%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 38%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 63%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 38%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 88%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 38%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 25%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 38%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 38%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 38%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 75%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 38%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 38%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 38%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 38%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 38%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 63%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 88%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 63%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 38%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 63%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 38%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 13%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 63%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 63%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 38%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 63%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%

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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