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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas William Osborne 54%
Major Owens 69%
Michael Oxley 54%
Ed Pastor 54%
Ron Paul 23%
Donald Payne 69%
John Peterson 46%
Tom Petri 54%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 46%
Joe Pitts 46%
Todd Platts 46%
Richard Pombo 54%
Earl Pomeroy 54%
Jon Porter, Sr. 54%
Deborah Pryce 54%
Mark Pryor 69%
Adam Putnam 54%
George Radanovich 46%
Nick Rahall II 46%
James Ramstad 54%
Charlie Rangel 69%
Ralph Regula 54%
Denny Rehberg 54%
Harry Reid 62%
Richard Renzi 46%
Silvestre Reyes 46%
Thomas Reynolds 54%
Jay Rockefeller IV 62%
Mike Rogers 54%
Mike Ross 46%
Steve Rothman 62%
Jim Ryun 46%
Martin Olav Sabo 54%
Loretta Sanchez 69%
Rick Santorum 46%
Paul Sarbanes 69%
Jim Saxton 54%
John Shadegg 38%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 46%
Christopher Shays 69%
Donald Sherwood 46%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 62%
Ike Skelton 54%
Gordon Smith 54%
Olympia Snowe 92%
Vic Snyder 69%
Mark Souder 54%
Arlen Specter 62%
John Spratt, Jr. 46%
Pete Stark 69%
Cliff Stearns 54%
Ted Stevens 62%
Ted Strickland 46%
Bart Stupak 62%
John Sullivan 54%
John Sununu 38%
John Sweeney 62%
James Talent 54%
Tom Tancredo 31%
John Tanner 46%
Ellen Tauscher 62%
Charles Taylor 38%
Gene Taylor 46%
Lee Terry 54%
Craig Thomas 46%
William Thomas 54%
Todd Tiahrt 62%
John Tierney 69%
Ed Towns 54%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 69%
Mark Udall 77%
David Vitter 54%
George Voinovich 54%
James Walsh 54%
Zach Wamp 38%
John Warner 46%
Diane Watson 62%
Mel Watt 77%
Henry Waxman 69%
Anthony Weiner 77%
David Weldon 54%
W. Curtis Weldon 54%
Gerald Weller 54%
Robert Wexler 54%
Ed Whitfield 54%
Heather Wilson 38%
Frank Wolf 46%
Lynn Woolsey 62%
David Wu 69%
Albert Wynn 69%
Bill Young 46%

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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