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2003 Positions

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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 issue 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.

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State Office Name Party Rating
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 63%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 30%
Robert William Ney 35%
Don Nickles 4%
Anne Northup 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 85%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Thomas William Osborne 35%
Doug Ose 25%
Butch Otter 20%
Major Owens 85%
Michael Oxley 30%
Ed Pastor 85%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 90%
Steve Pearce 25%
John Peterson 25%
Tom Petri 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 30%
Joe Pitts 20%
Todd Platts 30%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 20%
Jack Quinn 30%
George Radanovich 25%
Nick Rahall II 85%
James Ramstad 50%
Charlie Rangel 85%
Ralph Regula 25%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Harry Reid 93%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Mike Rogers 25%
Dana Rohrabacher 20%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 20%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
Ed Royce 20%
Paul Ryan 35%
Jim Ryun 25%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Loretta Sanchez 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 85%
Rick Santorum 4%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
Jim Saxton 30%
Edward Schrock 15%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Pete Sessions 15%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 45%
Donald Sherwood 30%
Bill Shuster 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 35%
Ike Skelton 75%
Louise Slaughter 95%
Gordon Smith 7%
Lamar Smith 20%
Nick Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 22%
Vic Snyder 95%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Stevens 7%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 15%
John Sununu 11%
John Sweeney 30%
James Talent 11%
Tom Tancredo 25%
John Tanner 85%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
William Tauzin II 25%
Charles Taylor 15%
Gene Taylor 65%
Lee Terry 30%
Craig Thomas 4%
William Thomas 25%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
State Office Name Party Rating
Marilyn Musgrave 20%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 63%
Bill Nelson, Sr. 85%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 30%
Robert William Ney 35%
Don Nickles 4%
Anne Northup 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 20%
James Nussle 40%
Jim Oberstar 90%
Dave Obey 85%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Thomas William Osborne 35%
Doug Ose 25%
Butch Otter 20%
Major Owens 85%
Michael Oxley 30%
Ed Pastor 85%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 90%
Steve Pearce 25%
John Peterson 25%
Tom Petri 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 30%
Joe Pitts 20%
Todd Platts 30%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 25%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 20%
Jack Quinn 30%
George Radanovich 25%
Nick Rahall II 85%
James Ramstad 50%
Charlie Rangel 85%
Ralph Regula 25%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Harry Reid 93%
Richard Renzi 25%
Silvestre Reyes 90%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 85%
Mike Rogers 25%
Dana Rohrabacher 20%
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 20%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
Ed Royce 20%
Paul Ryan 35%
Jim Ryun 25%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Loretta Sanchez 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 85%
Rick Santorum 4%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
Jim Saxton 30%
Edward Schrock 15%
Jeff Sessions III 0%
Pete Sessions 15%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 45%
Donald Sherwood 30%
Bill Shuster 20%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 35%
Ike Skelton 75%
Louise Slaughter 95%
Gordon Smith 7%
Lamar Smith 20%
Nick Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 22%
Vic Snyder 95%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 15%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Charles Stenholm 70%
Ted Stevens 7%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 15%
John Sununu 11%
John Sweeney 30%
James Talent 11%
Tom Tancredo 25%
John Tanner 85%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
William Tauzin II 25%
Charles Taylor 15%
Gene Taylor 65%
Lee Terry 30%
Craig Thomas 4%
William Thomas 25%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
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