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

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 99%
Bob Filner 99%
Major Owens 99%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 99%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 99%
Lynn Woolsey 99%
Julia Carson 98%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 98%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 98%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 97%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 96%
Donald Payne 96%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
Barney Frank 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 92%
Mel Watt 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 91%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 91%
Robert Matsui 91%
John Olver 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
Russ Feingold 89%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
Karen McCarthy 89%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 89%
Pete Stark 89%
Ed Towns 89%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
Bill Delahunt 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Wu 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 87%
Howard Berman 87%
Jon Corzine 87%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 87%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 87%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 87%
Martin Olav Sabo 87%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87%
Thomas Allen 86%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 86%
Daniel Inouye 86%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 86%
Tom Lantos 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 86%
Gary Ackerman 85%
Darlene Hooley 85%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 85%
Brian Baird 84%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 84%
Lane Evans 84%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 84%
Charlie Gonzalez 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 84%
Michael McNulty 84%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 84%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
Robert Wexler 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 82%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 82%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 82%
Jim Oberstar 82%
Ciro Rodriguez 82%
Ellen Tauscher 82%
Diane Watson 82%
Jane Harman 81%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 81%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 81%
Dave Obey 81%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 81%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Jonas Frost III 80%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
Albert Wynn 80%
Rob Andrews 79%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 79%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 79%
Dennis Moore 79%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 78%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 78%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 78%
Steve Rothman 78%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 77%
Evan Bayh 77%
Rick Boucher 77%
Hillary Clinton 77%
Peter Deutsch 77%
Chris Dodd 77%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Vic Snyder 77%
Ted Strickland 77%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 76%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 76%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 76%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 76%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 76%
Norm Dicks 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
Leonard Boswell 74%
Harold Ford, Jr. 74%
Daniel Graham 74%
William Jefferson 74%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 74%
Robert Byrd 73%
James Davis 73%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 73%
John Spratt, Jr. 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 73%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 72%
Bart Stupak 71%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 70%
John Edwards 70%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 70%
Dale Kildee 70%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 68%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 68%
Thomas Daschle 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Herb Kohl 67%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 67%
Kent Conrad 66%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 65%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 64%
Calvin Dooley 63%
Ernest Hollings 63%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Max Baucus 62%
Silvestre Reyes 62%
Byron Dorgan 61%

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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