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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Murtha 25%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Thomas William Osborne 12%
Doug Ose 12%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 75%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 12%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 12%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 25%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 88%
James Ramstad 12%
Ralph Regula 12%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 62%
Steve Rothman 62%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 12%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 12%
Charles Stenholm 62%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 75%
Bart Stupak 88%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 38%
Ellen Tauscher 75%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 12%
Gene Taylor 62%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 88%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 88%
James Turner 62%
Mark Udall 88%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 12%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 88%
Henry Waxman 62%
Anthony Weiner 62%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 75%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 12%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 62%
Albert Wynn 75%
Bill Young 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
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%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 62%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 62%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 33%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 62%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 62%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 62%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
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%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 62%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 62%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 62%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 88%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%

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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