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Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 91%
Gary Ackerman 13%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Wayne Allard 100%
Thomas Allen 13%
Rob Andrews 20%
Bill Archer 100%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 6%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 80%
Brian Baird 26%
Richard Hugh Baker 86%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 6%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 6%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 93%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 6%
Bill Barrett 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 66%
Charlie Bass 93%
Herbert Bateman 73%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 6%
Bob Bennett 91%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 13%
Douglas Bereuter 73%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 6%
Marion Berry 26%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 8%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 86%
Michael Bilirakis 73%
Jeff Bingaman 16%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40%
Rod Blagojevich 26%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 86%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 13%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 86%
Kit Bond 91%
Henry Bonilla 93%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 93%
Robert Borski, Jr. 6%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 6%
John Breaux 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Richard Bryan 0%
Ed Bryant 93%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 86%
Dan Burton 86%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 8%
Herbert Callahan 80%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
Ben Campbell 100%
Thomas Campbell 46%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 93%
Chris Cannon 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 13%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 20%
Julia Carson 13%
Mike Castle 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 93%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 80%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 13%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 25%
Robert Clement 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 13%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 80%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 73%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 91%
Michael Collins 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 16%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
Merrill Cook 60%
John Cooksey 80%
Jerry Costello 26%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 6%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 53%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 13%
Barbara Cubin 86%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 6%
Randall Cunningham 86%
Patsy Ann Danner 40%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 6%
James Davis 13%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 26%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 13%
Bill Delahunt 13%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 6%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 26%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 73%
Jay Dickey 86%
Norm Dicks 13%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 13%
Julian Dixon 13%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 26%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 91%
Calvin Dooley 33%
John Doolittle 86%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 13%
David Dreier 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 66%
Jennifer Dunn 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 13%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 73%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 13%
Philip English 86%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 26%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 13%
Terry Everett 80%
Thomas Ewing 86%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 6%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 25%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 93%
Mark Foley 80%
Michael Patrick Forbes 53%
Harold Ford, Jr. 26%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 80%
Barney Frank 6%
Robert Franks 93%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 93%
William Frist 91%
Jonas Frost III 13%
Elton Gallegly 86%
John Ganske 73%
Sam Gejdenson 20%
George Gekas 86%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 60%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 13%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
William Goodling 86%
Bart Gordon 40%
Slade Gorton 100%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 86%
William Phillip Gramm 100%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 86%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
Mark Green 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 13%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 91%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 13%

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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