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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 69%
Ron Paul 46%
Donald Payne 92%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 8%
Richard Pombo 15%
Earl Pomeroy 31%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Mark Pryor 53%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 69%
James Ramstad 0%
Charlie Rangel 62%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 8%
Harry Reid 94%
Richard Renzi 8%
Silvestre Reyes 31%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 82%
Mike Rogers 8%
Mike Ross 54%
Steve Rothman 85%
Jim Ryun 8%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Loretta Sanchez 77%
Rick Santorum 6%
Paul Sarbanes 82%
Jim Saxton 8%
John Shadegg 8%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 15%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 15%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 12%
Olympia Snowe 41%
Vic Snyder 54%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 12%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 6%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bart Stupak 77%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 29%
John Sweeney 15%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 23%
John Tanner 46%
Ellen Tauscher 54%
Charles Taylor 38%
Gene Taylor 62%
Lee Terry 8%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 54%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 77%
Mark Udall 54%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 24%
James Walsh 8%
Zach Wamp 15%
John Warner 0%
Diane Watson 62%
Mel Watt 77%
Henry Waxman 85%
Anthony Weiner 62%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 8%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 77%
Ed Whitfield 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 8%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 62%
Albert Wynn 62%
Bill Young 0%

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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