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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California Park & Recreation Society

2002 Positions

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

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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