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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Vote Hemp

2002 Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Mike Ross Fence Sitter
Steve Rothman Fence Sitter
Jim Ryun Fence Sitter
Martin Olav Sabo Pro Hemp
Max Sandlin, Jr. Fence Sitter
Jim Saxton Fence Sitter
Edward Schrock Anti Hemp
John Shadegg Fence Sitter
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Fence Sitter
Christopher Shays Fence Sitter
Donald Sherwood Fence Sitter
Robert Ruhl Simmons Fence Sitter
Ike Skelton Fence Sitter
Gordon Smith Fence Sitter
Nick Smith Fence Sitter
Vic Snyder Fence Sitter
Hilda Solis Fence Sitter
Mark Souder Anti Hemp
John Spratt, Jr. Fence Sitter
Pete Stark Pro Hemp
Cliff Stearns Fence Sitter
Charles Stenholm Fence Sitter
Ted Stevens Fence Sitter
Ted Strickland Fence Sitter
Bart Stupak Fence Sitter
John Sullivan Fence Sitter
John Sununu Anti Hemp
John Sweeney Fence Sitter
James Talent Fence Sitter
Tom Tancredo Fence Sitter
John Tanner Fence Sitter
Ellen Tauscher Fence Sitter
Charles Taylor Fence Sitter
Gene Taylor Fence Sitter
William Thomas Fence Sitter
Todd Tiahrt Fence Sitter
Ed Towns Fence Sitter
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Fence Sitter
James Turner Fence Sitter
James Walsh Fence Sitter
Zach Wamp Fence Sitter
John Warner Fence Sitter
Diane Watson Fence Sitter
Mel Watt Fence Sitter
Anthony Weiner Fence Sitter
David Weldon Fence Sitter
W. Curtis Weldon Fence Sitter
Gerald Weller Fence Sitter
Robert Wexler Fence Sitter
Heather Wilson Fence Sitter
Lynn Woolsey Pro Hemp
David Wu Fence Sitter
Albert Wynn Fence Sitter
Bill Young 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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