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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Coalition for Ethanol

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 33%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Kit Bond 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
John Breaux 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Robert Byrd 67%
Ben Campbell 67%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 0%
Larry Craig 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
Chris Dodd 67%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 67%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
John Ensign 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
William Frist 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Judd Gregg 67%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
Ernest Hollings 67%
Kay Hutchison 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 33%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 67%
Jon Kyl 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 67%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 67%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 67%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 33%
Ben Nelson 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Don Nickles 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 67%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
Gordon Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Arlen Specter 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Craig Thomas 33%
George Voinovich 100%
John Warner 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%

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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