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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 14%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 71%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 17%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
John Breaux 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 20%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 29%
Ben Campbell 14%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Brad Carson 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 33%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 43%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 33%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 17%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 71%
David Dreier 17%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 33%
John Ensign 43%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 86%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 17%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 17%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
Porter Goss 17%
Daniel Graham 71%
Mark Green 17%
James Greenwood 67%
Judd Gregg 14%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 33%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 17%
Ernest Hollings 29%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 29%
Henry Hyde 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 17%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 86%
James Kolbe 83%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 17%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 33%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 57%
John Linder 17%
William Lipinski 17%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 14%
Don Manzullo 0%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 33%
John McHugh 17%
Scott McInnis 17%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 57%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 43%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 17%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 33%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 17%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Deborah Pryce 83%

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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