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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Human Rights Campaign

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
James Ramstad 17%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 71%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 67%
Rick Santorum 14%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 17%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 83%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 86%
Nick Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 57%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 86%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 17%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 17%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 14%
William Thomas 33%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 17%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 14%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 14%
Diane Watson 75%
Mel Watt 83%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 17%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 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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