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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 85%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 77%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 9%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Brian Baird 84%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 77%
Bob Bennett 6%
Douglas Bereuter 16%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 87%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 23%
Michael Bilirakis 14%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Sherwood Boehlert 35%
Kit Bond 10%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Leonard Boswell 74%
Rick Boucher 77%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 54%
John Breaux 45%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Jim Bunning 10%
Conrad Burns 10%
Dan Burton 2%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 73%
Ben Campbell 16%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 47%
Julia Carson 98%
Mike Castle 34%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Michael Collins 9%
Kent Conrad 66%
Jon Corzine 87%
Jerry Costello 57%
Christopher Cox 6%
Larry Craig 6%
Robert Cramer 37%
Philip Crane 1%
Barbara Cubin 1%
Randall Cunningham 6%
Thomas Daschle 67%
James Davis 73%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 88%
Thomas DeLay 2%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 77%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 12%
Norm Dicks 75%
Chris Dodd 77%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 7%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 4%
Byron Dorgan 61%
David Dreier 6%
Jennifer Dunn 16%
John Edwards 70%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 27%
Jo Ann Emerson 13%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 26%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 5%
Russ Feingold 89%
Michael Ferguson 22%
Bob Filner 99%
Peter Fitzgerald 26%
Ernest Fletcher 5%
Mark Foley 15%
Harold Ford, Jr. 74%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 14%
Barney Frank 93%
William Frist 5%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 12%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 84%
Jim Gibbons 12%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 10%
Charlie Gonzalez 84%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 10%
Bart Gordon 54%
Porter Goss 11%
Daniel Graham 74%
Mark Green 14%
James Greenwood 28%
Judd Gregg 16%
Gilbert Gutknecht 9%
Jane Harman 81%
Melissa Hart 8%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 6%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 8%
Wally Herger, Jr. 2%
Baron Hill 60%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
David Lee Hobson 9%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 81%
Pete Hoekstra 15%
Thomas Holden 53%
Ernest Hollings 63%
Darlene Hooley 85%
John Nathan Hostettler 18%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 32%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Henry Hyde 8%
Daniel Inouye 86%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 4%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 98%
William Jefferson 74%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 32%
Nancy Johnson 42%
Tim Johnson 26%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Ric Keller 7%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 91%
Mark Kennedy 13%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 2%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Jon Kyl 9%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 61%
Tom Lantos 86%
Steve LaTourette 13%
James Leach 53%
Jerry Lewis 8%
Ron Lewis 2%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 56%
John Linder 4%
William Lipinski 30%
Trent Lott, Sr. 15%
Ken Lucas 23%
Dick Lugar 8%
Don Manzullo 12%
Robert Matsui 91%
Karen McCarthy 89%
James McCrery III 2%
John McHugh 18%
Scott McInnis 5%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
Zell Bryan Miller 27%
Alan Mollohan 54%
Dennis Moore 79%
Jack Murtha 49%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 39%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Robert William Ney 15%
Don Nickles 5%
Anne Northup 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 7%
James Nussle 8%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Dave Obey 81%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 55%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 16%
Major Owens 99%
Michael Oxley 7%
Ron Paul 40%
Donald Payne 96%
John Peterson 6%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
Todd Platts 16%
Richard Pombo 9%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Deborah Pryce 16%

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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