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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
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 38%
Christopher Shays 38%
Donald Sherwood 63%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 14%
Olympia Snowe 29%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 43%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 38%
Ted Stevens 57%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 25%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 38%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 25%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 63%
Gene Taylor 63%
Craig Thomas 71%
William Thomas 63%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 75%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
George Voinovich 29%
James Walsh 75%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 71%
Diane Watson 75%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 38%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 13%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 63%

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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