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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 62%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 75%
Rob Andrews 62%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 12%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 12%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 12%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 62%
Marion Berry 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 12%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 12%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 33%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 33%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 12%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 12%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Hillary Clinton 67%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 12%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
Michael Collins 12%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 88%
Christopher Cox 12%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 38%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 62%
Jo Ann Davis 12%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
Thomas Davis III 0%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 12%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 62%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 12%
Norm Dicks 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
Chris Dodd 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
Calvin Dooley 62%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 67%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 38%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 67%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 62%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
Michael Ferguson 12%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 12%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 12%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 12%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 62%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 12%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 62%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 12%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
James Greenwood 12%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
Gilbert Gutknecht 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 12%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
Jane Harman 62%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 12%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 62%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 62%
Pete Hoekstra 12%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 75%

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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