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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Shareholders Association

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 14%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 86%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 14%
Rob Andrews 43%
Joe Baca, Sr. 14%
Brian Baird 29%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 71%
Charlie Bass 86%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 17%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 86%
Shelley Berkley 29%
Howard Berman 14%
Marion Berry 43%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 86%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
Kit Bond 83%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Leonard Boswell 43%
Rick Boucher 29%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 29%
John Breaux 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 0%
Ben Campbell 83%
Chris Cannon 86%
Eric Cantor 100%
Brad Carson 43%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 86%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Michael Collins 86%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 14%
Christopher Cox 86%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 86%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 86%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 29%
Jo Ann Davis 86%
Thomas Davis III 100%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 86%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 14%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 86%
Norm Dicks 29%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Calvin Dooley 43%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 86%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 57%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 86%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 14%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 83%
Jonas Frost III 14%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 71%
Charlie Gonzalez 14%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 71%
Bart Gordon 57%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Jane Harman 57%
Melissa Hart 86%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 86%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 29%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 86%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 86%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 0%
Darlene Hooley 29%
John Nathan Hostettler 57%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 71%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 86%
Kay Hutchison 100%
Henry Hyde 71%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 43%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 86%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 14%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 17%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 29%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 57%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Robert Matsui 14%
Karen McCarthy 14%
James McCrery III 100%
John McHugh 71%
Scott McInnis 100%
Michael McNulty 14%
Martin Meehan 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 43%
Jack Murtha 14%
Sue Myrick 100%
Ben Nelson 67%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 86%
Don Nickles 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 71%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 14%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 100%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 86%
Ron Paul 57%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 86%
Earl Pomeroy 14%
Deborah Pryce 100%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 86%

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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