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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Campaign for Working Families

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 92%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 92%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 84%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 3%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 3%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 97%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 3%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 6%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 97%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 52%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 27%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 90%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 97%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 3%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 97%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 3%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 30%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 3%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 3%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 3%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 86%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 8%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 4%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 97%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 97%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 3%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 80%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 14%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 5%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 77%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 3%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 14%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 4%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 30%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 97%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 89%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 45%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 95%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 97%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 3%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 25%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 41%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 97%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 3%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 36%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 97%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 97%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 97%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 3%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 23%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 4%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 4%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 3%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 5%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 5%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 13%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 9%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 3%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 3%
Gary Ackerman 4%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 3%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 97%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 3%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Spencer Bachus 97%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 92%
Brian Baird 10%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 97%
Charlie Bass 57%
Max Baucus 3%
Evan Bayh 11%
Bob Beauprez 93%
Bob Bennett 97%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 70%
Joe Biden, Jr. 3%
Judy Biggert 47%
Michael Bilirakis 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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