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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Manufacturers

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 9%
Gary Ackerman 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 14%
Todd Akin 86%
Rodney Alexander 59%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 9%
Rob Andrews 5%
Joe Baca, Sr. 9%
Spencer Bachus 100%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 18%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 77%
Charlie Bass 82%
Max Baucus 59%
Evan Bayh 41%
Bob Beauprez 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 21%
Howard Berman 18%
Marion Berry 23%
Joe Biden, Jr. 18%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 90%
Jeff Bingaman 30%
Tim Bishop 9%
Sherwood Boehlert 76%
John Boehner 100%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100%
Mary Bono Mack 95%
Leonard Boswell 32%
Rick Boucher 41%
Barbara Boxer 18%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
Corrine Brown 5%
Henry Brown, Jr. 95%
Sam Brownback 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 23%
Dave Camp 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Lois Capps 18%
Dennis Cardoza 29%
Julia Carson 11%
Edward Case 36%
Mike Castle 73%
Lincoln Chafee 48%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
Ben Chandler III 44%
Chris Chocola 100%
Hillary Clinton 32%
Howard Coble 86%
Thad Cochran 100%
Norm Coleman 91%
Kent Conrad 43%
John Conyers, Jr. 11%
Jon Corzine 9%
Jerry Costello 18%
Christopher Cox 95%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 90%
Ander Crenshaw 95%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 95%
Artur Davis 41%
James Davis 27%
Jo Ann Davis 82%
Lincoln Davis 77%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 5%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 23%
John Dingell 18%
Chris Dodd 17%
Elizabeth Dole 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 35%
David Dreier 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
Philip English 95%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 27%
Lane Evans 5%
Terry Everett 91%
Sam Farr 18%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Tom Feeney 90%
Russ Feingold 13%
Michael Ferguson 91%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 95%
Randy Forbes 95%
Harold Ford, Jr. 38%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
Trent Franks 95%
William Frist 96%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Scott Garrett 91%
Jim Gerlach 91%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 81%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Phil Gingrey 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 36%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 82%
Bart Gordon 45%
Mark Green 86%
Judd Gregg 61%
Gilbert Gutknecht 86%
Charles Hagel 95%
Ralph Hall 100%
Tom Harkin 23%
Jane Harman 35%
Katherine Harris 95%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Doc Hastings 95%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 95%
Joel Hefley 77%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 43%
David Lee Hobson 100%
Pete Hoekstra 82%
Tim Holden 36%
Rush Holt, Jr. 9%
Mike Honda 18%
Darlene Hooley 32%
John Nathan Hostettler 77%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Henry Hyde 95%
Daniel Inouye 23%
Steve Israel 24%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 5%
William Jefferson 38%
James Merrill Jeffords 26%
William Lewis Jenkins 91%
Nancy Johnson 71%
Tim Johnson 76%
Timothy Johnson 24%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Richard Keller 95%
Sue Kelly 82%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 13%
Mark Kennedy 91%
Patrick Kennedy 5%
John Kerry 0%
Dale Kildee 9%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 14%
Jack Kingston 95%
Mark Kirk 86%
John Kline 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 22%
James Kolbe 95%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 87%
Ray LaHood 85%
Mary Landrieu 70%
Tom Lantos 5%
Tom Latham 100%
Steve LaTourette 77%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
James Leach 65%
Carl Levin 35%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 28%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 96%
Dick Lugar 91%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 35%
Jim Matheson 77%
Robert Matsui 23%
Carolyn McCarthy 18%
Thaddeus McCotter 100%
James McCrery III 100%
Jim McDermott 10%

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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