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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Hemp

2002 Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican Fence Sitter
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic Fence Sitter
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican Fence Sitter
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican Fence Sitter
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic Fence Sitter
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican Fence Sitter
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican Fence Sitter
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic Fence Sitter
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic Fence Sitter
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican Fence Sitter
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican Fence Sitter
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican Fence Sitter
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican Anti Hemp
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic Fence Sitter
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic Fence Sitter
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic Fence Sitter
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican Fence Sitter
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican Fence Sitter
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican Fence Sitter
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic Fence Sitter
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic Fence Sitter
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic Fence Sitter
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican Fence Sitter
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican Fence Sitter
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic Fence Sitter
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican Fence Sitter
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic Anti Hemp
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican Fence Sitter
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent Fence Sitter
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic Pro Hemp
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic Fence Sitter
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican Fence Sitter
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican Fence Sitter
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican Fence Sitter
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican Fence Sitter
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican Fence Sitter
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic Fence Sitter
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic Fence Sitter
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic Pro Hemp
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic Pro Hemp
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic Pro Hemp
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic Pro Hemp
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican Anti Hemp
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic Fence Sitter
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic Fence Sitter
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic Fence Sitter
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican Anti Hemp
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic Fence Sitter
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican Fence Sitter
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican Fence Sitter
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican Fence Sitter
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic Fence Sitter
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic Fence Sitter
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic Fence Sitter
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic Pro Hemp
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican Fence Sitter
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic Fence Sitter
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican Fence Sitter
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican Fence Sitter
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic Fence Sitter
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic Pro Hemp
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic Fence Sitter
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic Fence Sitter
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic Fence Sitter
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic Fence Sitter
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic Fence Sitter
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic Fence Sitter
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican Fence Sitter
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor Fence Sitter
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor Fence Sitter
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic Pro Hemp
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican Fence Sitter
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic Fence Sitter
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican Fence Sitter
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic Fence Sitter
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican Fence Sitter
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic Fence Sitter
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic Pro Hemp
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic Fence Sitter
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican Fence Sitter
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican Fence Sitter
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican Fence Sitter
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic Pro Hemp
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic Pro Hemp
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican Fence Sitter
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic Fence Sitter
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican Fence Sitter
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic Fence Sitter
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican Fence Sitter
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic Fence Sitter
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic Fence Sitter
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican Fence Sitter
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican Fence Sitter
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic Fence Sitter
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican Fence Sitter
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic Pro Hemp
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic Fence Sitter
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican Fence Sitter
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic Fence Sitter
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican Fence Sitter

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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