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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Hemp

2002 Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic Pro Hemp
Gary Ackerman Fence Sitter
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican Fence Sitter
Todd Akin Fence Sitter
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican Fence Sitter
Wayne Allard Anti Hemp
Thomas Allen Fence Sitter
Rob Andrews Pro Hemp
Joe Baca, Sr. Fence Sitter
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican Fence Sitter
Brian Baird Fence Sitter
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic Pro Hemp
Frank Ballance, Jr. Fence Sitter
Cass Ballenger Fence Sitter
J. Gresham Barrett Fence Sitter
Roscoe Bartlett Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican Fence Sitter
Charlie Bass Anti Hemp
Max Baucus Fence Sitter
Bob Beauprez Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic Fence Sitter
Chris Bell Fence Sitter
Douglas Bereuter Fence Sitter
Shelley Berkley Fence Sitter
Howard Berman Fence Sitter
Marion Berry Fence Sitter
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
Judy Biggert Anti Hemp
Michael Bilirakis Fence Sitter
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic Fence Sitter
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican Fence Sitter
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic Pro Hemp
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican Fence Sitter
Sherwood Boehlert Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican Fence Sitter
Henry Bonilla Fence Sitter
Jo Bonner, Jr. Fence Sitter
Mary Bono Mack Fence Sitter
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican Fence Sitter
Leonard Boswell Fence Sitter
Rick Boucher Fence Sitter
Allen Boyd, Jr. Fence Sitter
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic Fence Sitter
Henry Brown, Jr. Fence Sitter
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic Fence Sitter
Ginny Brown-Waite Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican Fence Sitter
Max Burns Fence Sitter
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican Fence Sitter
Dan Burton Fence Sitter
Steve Buyer Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican Fence Sitter
Chris Cannon Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican Fence Sitter
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic Fence Sitter
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic Fence Sitter
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic Fence Sitter
Dennis Cardoza Fence Sitter
Brad Carson Fence Sitter
Julia Carson Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican Fence Sitter
Mike Castle Fence Sitter
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican Fence Sitter
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican Fence Sitter
Chris Chocola Fence Sitter
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic Pro Hemp
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic Fence Sitter
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican Fence Sitter
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican Fence Sitter
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican Fence Sitter
Norm Coleman Fence Sitter
Michael Collins Fence Sitter
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic Fence Sitter
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican Fence Sitter
Jerry Costello Fence Sitter
Christopher Cox Fence Sitter
Larry Craig Fence Sitter
Robert Cramer Fence Sitter
Philip Crane Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic Fence Sitter
Barbara Cubin Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican Fence Sitter
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic Fence Sitter
Randall Cunningham Fence Sitter
Artur Davis Fence Sitter
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic Fence Sitter
James Davis Fence Sitter
Jo Ann Davis Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic Fence Sitter
Thomas Davis III Fence Sitter
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican Fence Sitter
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic Pro Hemp
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic Fence Sitter
Bill Delahunt Fence Sitter
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic Fence Sitter
Thomas DeLay Fence Sitter
James DeMint Fence Sitter
Peter Deutsch Fence Sitter
Lincoln Diaz-Balart Fence Sitter
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican Fence Sitter
Norm Dicks Fence Sitter
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic Fence Sitter
Elizabeth Dole Fence Sitter
Pete Domenici, Jr. Fence Sitter
Calvin Dooley Fence Sitter
John Doolittle Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
David Dreier Fence Sitter
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican Fence Sitter
Jennifer Dunn Fence Sitter
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic Fence Sitter
Chet Edwards Fence Sitter
Vern Ehlers Fence Sitter
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic Fence Sitter
Jo Ann Emerson Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic Fence Sitter
Philip English Fence Sitter
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic Fence Sitter
Bob Etheridge Fence Sitter
Lane Evans Fence Sitter
Terry Everett Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic Pro Hemp
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic Fence Sitter
Tom Feeney Fence Sitter
Michael Ferguson Fence Sitter
Bob Filner Fence Sitter
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican Fence Sitter
Mark Foley Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican Fence Sitter
Harold Ford, Jr. Fence Sitter
Vito Fossella, Jr. Fence Sitter
Barney Frank Pro Hemp
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican Fence Sitter
Jonas Frost III Fence Sitter
Elton Gallegly Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican Fence Sitter
Richard Andrew Gephardt Fence Sitter
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican Fence Sitter
Jim Gibbons Fence Sitter
Wayne Gilchrest Fence Sitter
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican Fence Sitter
Charlie Gonzalez Fence Sitter
Virgil Goode, Jr. Fence Sitter
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican Fence Sitter
Porter Goss Fence Sitter
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican Fence Sitter
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican Fence Sitter
Mark Green Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic Fence Sitter
James Greenwood Fence Sitter
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic Fence Sitter
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic Fence Sitter
Gilbert Gutknecht Fence Sitter
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican Fence Sitter
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic Fence Sitter
Jane Harman Fence Sitter
Katherine Harris Fence Sitter
Melissa Hart Fence Sitter
J. Dennis Hastert Anti Hemp
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic Fence Sitter
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican Fence Sitter
Robert Hayes Fence Sitter
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. Fence Sitter
Joel Hefley Fence Sitter
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican Fence Sitter
Wally Herger, Jr. Fence Sitter
Baron Hill Fence Sitter
Maurice Hinchey Pro Hemp
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic Fence Sitter
David Lee Hobson Fence Sitter
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel Fence Sitter
Pete Hoekstra Fence Sitter
Thomas Holden Fence Sitter
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic Fence Sitter
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic Fence Sitter
Darlene Hooley Fence Sitter
John Nathan Hostettler Fence Sitter
Amory Houghton, Jr. Fence Sitter
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic Fence Sitter
Kenny Hulshof Fence Sitter
Duncan Hunter Fence Sitter
Henry Hyde Fence Sitter
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic Fence Sitter
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican Fence Sitter
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 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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