Ratings of All Arkansas US Senators and Representatives

 by Conservative and Liberal Special Interests Groups

(Also Included Are Senators  Ted Kennedy and John Kerry)

 

Ratings By Individual Conservative Interest Groups

For several links to  document these ratings,  see end of  document.  Primary source:  Vote Smart

http://www.vote-smart.org

Abortion

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

National Right to Life Committee

http://www.nrlc.org/  “The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life …has been the abortion controversy; …it is also concerned with related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide.”

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

--

0

9

11

11

Senator John Kerry (D)

0

 

 

0

0

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

 

0

0

0

0

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

 

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

 

100

 

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Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

 

69

69

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

 

25

25

20

20

Representative Marion Berry (D)

 

94

90

90

90

Conservative Issues

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

American Conservative Union  -http://www.conservative.org  Oldest conservative lobbying organization.  “ACU’s purpose is to effectively communicate and advance the goals and principles of conservatism through one multi-issue, umbrella organization.” (Conservative Group Are Dem Gazette used to show&nb! sp; ratings.

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

20

40

28

20

 

Senator John Kerry

13

20

4

 

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

10

0

12

 

 

Senator Mark Pryor

30

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Representative John Boozman ( R)

84

96

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Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

44

32

36

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

13

12

13

4

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

52

32

52

 

 

Christian Coalition - http://www.cc.org

“Our Five-Fold Mission: Represent the pro-family point of view …. Protest anti-Christian bigotry and defend the rights of people of faith….  Speak out in the public arena and in the media. Train leaders for effective social and political action. Inform pro-family voters about timely issues and legislation.”. 

2003

 

 

2002

 

 

2001

2000

1999

 

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

16

 

20

23

23

Senator John Kerry (D)

0

----

0

15

15

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

0

 

0

15

15

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

16

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

100

100

 

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Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

53

42

 

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

8

8

 

13

13

Representative Marion Berry (D)

53

58

 

53

53

Campaign for Working Families

http://www.cwfpac.com/  The CWF is a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life, pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices.”

2003

 

 

2002

2001-

 

2000

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

11

27

27

 

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

7

7

7

 

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

0

7

27

 

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

19

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

100

93

27

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

59

53

53

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

5

8

8

 

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)                                                         

68

61

61

 

 

Eagle Forum http://www.eagleforum.org/

"Eagle Forum's Mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise….. to elect candidates at every level; and articulate conservative and pro-family policies through the media.”

2003

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

2001

2000

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

14

17

 

 

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

0

18

 

 

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

7

17

 

 

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

27

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Representative John Boozman ( R)

88

93

 

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

42

60

 

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

5

20

 

 

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

46

53

 

 

 

English First  http://www.englishfirst.org

Our goals are simple:  Make English America’s official language.  Give every child the chance to learn English.  Eliminate costly and ineffective multilingual policies.”

2003

2002

2001

 

2000

 

 

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

 

 

0

 

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

 

 

0

 

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

 

 

0

 

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

 

 

----

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

 

 

----

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

 

 

0

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

 

 

0

 

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

 

 

0

 

 

Family Research Council –Website: http://www.frc.org

"The Family Research Council (FRC) champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society."

2003

2002

2001

 

 

2000

 

 

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

 

 

14

50

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

0

 

 

0

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

0

 

 

50

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

43

 

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Representative John Boozman ( R)

100

 

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Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

46

 

50

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

8

 

10

66

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

62

 

70

100

 

Concerned Women for America

Website: http://www.cwfa.org"The mission of CWA is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens - first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society - thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation.

2003

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

2001

 

 

2000

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

22

38

38

 

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

0

33

33

 

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

0

25

25

20

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

33

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Representative John Boozman ( R)

100

100

100

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

77

62

62

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

9

34

34

 

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

85

69

69

64

 

Budget andTaxes

 

 

 

 

 

Americans for Tax Reform

Website: http://www.atr.org/"ATR opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, fairer, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today. The government’s power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax. We believe that power should be minimized." 

2003

 

 

2002

2001

2000

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

30

25

15

15

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

0

10

5

----

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

0

5

10

10

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

20

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

90

100

100

----

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

30

35

29

----

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

10

10

10

15

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

35

25

40

30

 

National Taxpayers Union

Website: http://www.ntu.org Seeks to reduce government spending, cut taxes, and protect the rights of taxpayers

2003

 

 

2002

2001

 

2000

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

20

36

29

 

7

Senator John Kerry (D)

14

18

7

 

11

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

17

13

9

 

7

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

19

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

60

56

----

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

25

27

23

 

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

25

24

19

 

15

Representative Marion Berry (D)                                                                                                                 !

28

27

18

 

28

 

Citizens Against Government Waste

Website: http://www.cagw.org  ”Citizens Against Government Waste [CAGW] is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization representing more than one million members and supporters nationwide. CAGW's mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government." 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

24

31

20

32

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

22

13

5

28

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

8

0

20

16

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

12

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

68

79

100

----

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

21

25

26

----

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

17

13

19

9

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

26

38

37

21

 

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Website: http://www.taxpayer.net "Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) is an independent voice for American taxpayers. TCS is dedicated to cutting wasteful government spending and subsidies in order to achieve a responsible and efficient government that lives within its means."

 

2002

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

 

9

27

53

 

Senator John Kerry (D)

 

45

21

59

 

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

 

36

40

65

 

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

 

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

 

17

 

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

 

17

36

----

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

 

33

41

17

 

Representative Marion Berry (D)

 

0

45

21

 

National Tax Limitation Committee

Website: http://www.limittaxes.org/ “NTLC'S mission is to create a political and economic environment in which you--the individual, productive citizen--can enjoy the opportunity to excel, maximize your choices and enjoy the fruits of your labors free from an intrusive, coercive government.”

2003

2002

2001

 

 

2000

1999

 

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

 

17

17

3

3

Senator John Kerry (D)

 

3

3

3

3

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

 

0

0

0

0

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

 

----

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

 

100

100

----

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

 

22

22

----

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

 

17

17

15

15

Representative Marion Berry (D)

 

31

31

24

24

 Concord Coalition  “The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization advocating fiscal responsibility while ensuring Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are secure for all generations.” 

2003

2002

2001

 

2000

1999

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

 

8

8

27

32

Senator John Kerry (D)

 

65

65

33

45

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

 

63

63

39

38

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

 

 

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

 

-----

 

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

 

8

8

---

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

 

43

43

35

73

Representative Marion Berry (D)

 

63

63

 

 

Gun ISSUES

 

 

 

 

 

Gun Owers of  American  "Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue."   

2003

 

2002

2001

 

2000

1999

 

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D)

10

F

F

F

F

Senator John Kerry (D)

 

F

F

F

F

Senator Ted Kennedy (D)

0

F

F

F

F

Senator Mark Pryor (D)

----

 

 

 

 

Representative John Boozman ( R)

90

----

 

 

 

Representative Michael A. Ross (D)

70

B

B

---

 

Representative Vic Snyder (D)

10

F

F

F

F

Representative Marion Berry (D)

10

F

F

D

D

 

*Ratings are given like they were given on  Project Vote Smart ( a non partisan organization) website. “ Project Vote Smart collects performance evaluations from special interest groups who provide them, regardless of issue or bias.”   Some groups gave ratings for only certain years, and some by two year average.  If  an average was given for two years, that score was given for both years.    They weren’t just selectively chosen. 

 

For ratings on 18  Liberal  Special Interest Groups click here

This study was done by Women’s Prayer and Action Group (WPAG).  Pam Manard of Jonesboro did most of  the research.

Go to these links to check out the ratings by the individual groups.

Senator Blanche Lincoln - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=H0131103

Senator John Kerry - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=S0421103

Senator Ted Kennedy - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=S0410103

Senator Mark Pryor - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=BAR66669

Rep John Boozman - http://www.votesmart.org/search_lastname.php?lastname=Boozman&go.x=7&go.y=8

Rep. Michael Ross - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=CS028114

Rep. Vic Snyder - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=BC033454

Rep. Marion Berry - http://www.vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=BC033439

 

For Ratings on Liberal Special Interest Groups Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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