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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Coalition for Ethanol

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Herbert Callahan 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 100%
Larry Combest 100%
John Cooksey 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
William Coyne 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100%
Jennifer Dunn 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 100%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 100%
Melissa Hart 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 100%
Baron Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Henry Hyde 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 100%
Christopher John 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Ric Keller 100%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
James Leach 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
John Linder 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 100%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 100%
Frank Mascara 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
John McHugh 100%
Scott McInnis 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
Dan Miller 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 100%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 100%

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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