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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The American Legion

2003 Positions

Issues: Veterans
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 100%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 40%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 60%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 60%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 60%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 60%
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 40%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 60%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 60%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 40%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 60%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 40%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 80%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 40%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 40%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 60%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 40%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 40%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 60%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 40%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 40%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 80%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 60%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 40%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 60%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 40%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 60%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 60%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 60%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 40%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 60%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 40%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 60%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 60%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 40%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 80%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 60%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 40%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 60%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 40%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 60%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 40%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 60%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 80%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 60%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 60%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 20%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 40%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 40%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 40%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 60%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 40%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 60%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 80%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 60%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 40%
Gary Ackerman 40%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 50%
Todd Akin 60%
Rodney Alexander 80%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 60%
Rob Andrews 40%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
Spencer Bachus 60%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 100%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 40%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 20%
Cass Ballenger 60%
J. Gresham Barrett 60%
Roscoe Bartlett 80%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 60%
Chris Bell 60%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Shelley Berkley 60%
Howard Berman 40%
Marion Berry 60%
Joe Biden, Jr. 50%
Judy Biggert 40%

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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