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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Hemp

2002 Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
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
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic Fence Sitter
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic Pro Hemp
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
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican Fence Sitter
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic Fence Sitter
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican Fence Sitter
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic Pro Hemp
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican Fence Sitter
Gary Ackerman Fence Sitter
Todd Akin Fence Sitter
Wayne Allard Anti Hemp
Thomas Allen Fence Sitter
Rob Andrews Pro Hemp
Joe Baca, Sr. Fence Sitter
Brian Baird Fence Sitter
Frank Ballance, Jr. Fence Sitter
Cass Ballenger Fence Sitter
J. Gresham Barrett Fence Sitter
Roscoe Bartlett Fence Sitter
Charlie Bass Anti Hemp
Max Baucus Fence Sitter
Bob Beauprez Fence Sitter
Chris Bell Fence Sitter
Douglas Bereuter Fence Sitter
Shelley Berkley Fence Sitter
Howard Berman Fence Sitter
Marion Berry Fence Sitter
Judy Biggert Anti Hemp
Michael Bilirakis Fence Sitter
Sherwood Boehlert Fence Sitter
Henry Bonilla Fence Sitter
Jo Bonner, Jr. Fence Sitter
Mary Bono Mack Fence Sitter
Leonard Boswell Fence Sitter
Rick Boucher Fence Sitter
Allen Boyd, Jr. Fence Sitter
Henry Brown, Jr. Fence Sitter
Ginny Brown-Waite Fence Sitter
Max Burns Fence Sitter
Dan Burton Fence Sitter
Steve Buyer Fence Sitter
Chris Cannon Fence Sitter
Eric Cantor Fence Sitter
Dennis Cardoza Fence Sitter
Brad Carson Fence Sitter
Julia Carson Fence Sitter
Mike Castle Fence Sitter
Chris Chocola Fence Sitter
Norm Coleman Fence Sitter
Michael Collins Fence Sitter
Jerry Costello Fence Sitter
Christopher Cox Fence Sitter
Larry Craig Fence Sitter
Robert Cramer Fence Sitter
Philip Crane Fence Sitter
Barbara Cubin Fence Sitter
Randall Cunningham Fence Sitter
Artur Davis Fence Sitter
James Davis Fence Sitter
Jo Ann Davis Fence Sitter
Thomas Davis III Fence Sitter
Bill Delahunt Fence Sitter
Thomas DeLay Fence Sitter
James DeMint Fence Sitter
Peter Deutsch Fence Sitter
Lincoln Diaz-Balart Fence Sitter
Norm Dicks Fence Sitter
Elizabeth Dole Fence Sitter
Pete Domenici, Jr. Fence Sitter
Calvin Dooley Fence Sitter
John Doolittle Fence Sitter
David Dreier Fence Sitter
Jennifer Dunn Fence Sitter
Chet Edwards Fence Sitter
Vern Ehlers Fence Sitter
Jo Ann Emerson Fence Sitter
Philip English Fence Sitter
Bob Etheridge Fence Sitter
Lane Evans Fence Sitter
Terry Everett Fence Sitter
Tom Feeney Fence Sitter
Michael Ferguson Fence Sitter
Bob Filner Fence Sitter
Mark Foley Fence Sitter
Harold Ford, Jr. Fence Sitter
Vito Fossella, Jr. Fence Sitter
Barney Frank Pro Hemp
Jonas Frost III Fence Sitter
Elton Gallegly Fence Sitter
Richard Andrew Gephardt Fence Sitter
Jim Gibbons Fence Sitter
Wayne Gilchrest Fence Sitter
Charlie Gonzalez Fence Sitter
Virgil Goode, Jr. Fence Sitter
Porter Goss Fence Sitter
Mark Green Fence Sitter
James Greenwood Fence Sitter
Gilbert Gutknecht Fence Sitter
Jane Harman Fence Sitter
Katherine Harris Fence Sitter
Melissa Hart Fence Sitter
J. Dennis Hastert Anti Hemp
Robert Hayes Fence Sitter
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. Fence Sitter
Joel Hefley Fence Sitter
Wally Herger, Jr. Fence Sitter
Baron Hill Fence Sitter
Maurice Hinchey Pro Hemp
David Lee Hobson Fence Sitter
Pete Hoekstra Fence Sitter
Thomas Holden Fence Sitter
Darlene Hooley Fence Sitter
John Nathan Hostettler Fence Sitter
Amory Houghton, Jr. Fence Sitter
Kenny Hulshof Fence Sitter
Duncan Hunter Fence Sitter
Henry Hyde Fence Sitter
Ernest Istook, Jr. Fence Sitter
Jesse Jackson, Jr. Fence Sitter
William Janklow Anti Hemp
William Lewis Jenkins Fence Sitter
Nancy Johnson Fence Sitter
Tim Johnson Fence Sitter
Paul Kanjorski Fence Sitter
Ric Keller Fence Sitter
Sue Kelly Fence Sitter
Mark Kennedy Fence Sitter
Patrick Kennedy Fence Sitter
Dale Kildee Fence Sitter
Carolyn Kilpatrick Pro Hemp
Gerald Kleczka Fence Sitter
Joseph Knollenberg Fence Sitter
James Kolbe Fence Sitter
Dennis Kucinich Fence Sitter
Ray LaHood Anti Hemp
Nicholas Lampson Fence Sitter
Tom Lantos Fence Sitter
Steve LaTourette Fence Sitter
Frank Lautenberg Fence Sitter
James Leach Fence Sitter
Jerry Lewis Fence Sitter
Ron Lewis Fence Sitter
John Linder Fence Sitter
William Lipinski Fence Sitter
Ken Lucas Fence Sitter
Denise Majette Fence Sitter
Don Manzullo Fence Sitter
Jim Marshall Fence Sitter
Robert Matsui Fence Sitter
Karen McCarthy Fence Sitter
Thaddeus McCotter Fence Sitter
John McHugh Fence Sitter
Scott McInnis Anti Hemp
Michael McNulty Fence Sitter
Martin Meehan Fence Sitter
Kendrick Meek, Sr. Fence Sitter
Juanita Millender-McDonald Fence Sitter
Brad Miller Fence Sitter
Alan Mollohan Fence Sitter
Dennis Moore Fence Sitter
Jack Murtha Fence Sitter
Marilyn Musgrave Fence Sitter
Sue Myrick Fence Sitter
George Nethercutt, Jr. Fence Sitter
Robert William Ney Fence Sitter
Anne Northup Fence Sitter
Charles Norwood, Jr. Fence Sitter
James Nussle Fence Sitter
Jim Oberstar Fence Sitter
Dave Obey Fence Sitter
John Olver Fence Sitter
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. Fence Sitter
Thomas William Osborne Fence Sitter
Doug Ose Anti Hemp
Major Owens Fence Sitter
Michael Oxley Fence Sitter
Ron Paul Pro Hemp
Donald Payne Fence Sitter
John Peterson Fence Sitter
Charles Pickering, Jr. Fence Sitter
Todd Platts Fence Sitter
Richard Pombo Fence Sitter
Earl Pomeroy Fence Sitter
Jon Porter, Sr. Fence Sitter
Deborah Pryce Fence Sitter
Jack Quinn Fence Sitter
George Radanovich Fence Sitter
James Ramstad Fence Sitter
Ralph Regula Fence Sitter
Denny Rehberg Fence Sitter
Richard Renzi Fence Sitter
Silvestre Reyes Fence Sitter
Thomas Reynolds Fence Sitter
Ciro Rodriguez 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.

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