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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 93%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 93%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 86%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 87%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 14%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 40%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 14%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 36%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 13%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 29%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 14%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 62%
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 93%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 20%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 20%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 27%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 20%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 47%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 27%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 21%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 87%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 27%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 47%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 33%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 87%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 47%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 87%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 27%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 87%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 20%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 80%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 27%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 29%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 13%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 87%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 27%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 13%
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 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 20%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 40%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 57%
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 100%
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 93%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 36%
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 27%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 47%
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 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 7%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 20%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 20%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 20%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 13%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 36%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 87%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 31%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 7%
Todd Akin 100%
Rodney Alexander 27%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 27%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 93%
Brian Baird 33%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 73%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 40%
Howard Berman 20%
Marion Berry 13%
Joe Biden, Jr. 21%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Jeff Bingaman 20%

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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