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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: International Association of Fire Fighters

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 56%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 22%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 22%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 22%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 89%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 22%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 38%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 86%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 33%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 67%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 22%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 78%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 78%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 22%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 78%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 44%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 89%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 67%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 89%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 22%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 22%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 22%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 44%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 38%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 89%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 22%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 33%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 22%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 22%
Cass Ballenger 22%
Roscoe Bartlett 22%
Charlie Bass 22%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%

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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