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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 17%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 100%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 17%
Richard Armey 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 100%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 92%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 55%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Kit Bond 92%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 9%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 25%
John Breaux 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 8%
Herbert Callahan 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100%
Ben Campbell 91%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Jean Carnahan 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 8%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 42%
Robert Clement 42%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
Michael Collins 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 8%
John Cooksey 100%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 17%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 83%
Philip Crane 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 17%
Thomas Davis III 92%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 8%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 58%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 17%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Russ Feingold 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 17%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 83%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
William Frist 92%
Jonas Frost III 8%
Elton Gallegly 100%
John Ganske 73%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 8%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Paul Gillmor 91%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
William Phillip Gramm 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 75%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
Mark Green 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
James Greenwood 83%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 9%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%

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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