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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Park & Recreation Society

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 67%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
John Ensign 67%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 67%
Judd Gregg 67%
Daniel Inouye 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Dick Lugar 67%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
Rick Santorum 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Arlen Specter 67%
Ted Stevens 67%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 67%
Wayne Allard 33%
George Allen 33%
Max Baucus 33%
Bob Bennett 33%
Kit Bond 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 33%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 33%
Larry Craig 33%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 33%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 33%
William Frist 33%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 33%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 33%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 33%
Kay Hutchison 33%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 33%
Jon Kyl 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 33%
Ben Nelson 33%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
Craig Thomas 33%
George Voinovich 33%
John Warner 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%

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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