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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2002 Positions

Issues: Social , Liberal , Liberal , Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Major Owens 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Brian Baird 88%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Jerry Costello 88%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Barney Frank 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
Robert Matsui 88%
Karen McCarthy 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
Bart Stupak 88%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 88%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 88%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Thomas Allen 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Marion Berry 75%
Leonard Boswell 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
Lane Evans 75%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75%
Darlene Hooley 75%
Dale Kildee 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
Tom Lantos 75%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
Vic Snyder 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Ted Strickland 75%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
Robert Wexler 75%
Albert Wynn 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
Hillary Clinton 67%
Chris Dodd 67%
Byron Dorgan 67%
John Edwards 67%
Daniel Graham 67%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
Ernest Hollings 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 67%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
Gary Ackerman 62%
Rob Andrews 62%
Shelley Berkley 62%
Howard Berman 62%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 62%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
James Davis 62%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
Peter Deutsch 62%
Calvin Dooley 62%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 62%
Harold Ford, Jr. 62%
Jonas Frost III 62%
Bart Gordon 62%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
Jane Harman 62%
Baron Hill 62%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 62%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 62%
William Jefferson 62%
Paul Kanjorski 62%
Patrick Kennedy 62%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 62%
Michael McNulty 62%
Martin Meehan 62%
Alan Mollohan 62%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 62%
Mike Ross 62%
Steve Rothman 62%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 62%
Charles Stenholm 62%
Gene Taylor 62%
James Turner 62%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 62%
Anthony Weiner 62%
David Wu 62%
Rick Boucher 50%
Brad Carson 50%
Norm Dicks 50%

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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