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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
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%
Brian Baird 8%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
James Barcia 50%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 92%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 18%
Douglas Bereuter 83%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
Kit Bond 92%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 25%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 27%
John Breaux 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Ed Bryant 100%
Jim Bunning 92%
Conrad Burns 92%
Dan Burton 100%
Steve Buyer 100%
Robert Byrd 8%
Herbert Callahan 100%
Ben Campbell 91%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
Jean Carnahan 17%
Brad Carson 58%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 75%
Eva Clayton 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 42%
Robert Clement 42%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Michael Collins 100%
Larry Combest 100%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Cooksey 100%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 17%
Christopher Cox 100%
William Coyne 0%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 83%
Philip Crane 100%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
James Davis 8%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 92%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 92%
Norm Dicks 8%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 78%
Calvin Dooley 58%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 92%
John Edwards 0%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 92%
John Ensign 92%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 100%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 75%
Ernest Fletcher 100%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 17%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 0%
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%
Bart Gordon 42%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 0%
William Phillip Gramm 91%
Mark Green 100%
James Greenwood 83%
Judd Gregg 100%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 83%
Gilbert Gutknecht 100%
Tony Hall 10%
James Hansen 100%
Jane Harman 25%
Melissa Hart 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Jesse Helms 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 18%
Van Hilleary 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 25%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 17%
Ernest Hollings 8%
Darlene Hooley 17%
Stephen Horn 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 91%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 55%
Kenny Hulshof 100%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Henry Hyde 92%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 42%
James Merrill Jeffords 36%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Brian Kerns 100%
Dale Kildee 8%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 8%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 9%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 92%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 75%
Nicholas Lampson 17%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 75%
James Leach 67%
Jerry Lewis 100%
Ron Lewis 100%
Joe Lieberman 17%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 29%
Trent Lott, Sr. 91%
Ken Lucas 92%
Dick Lugar 92%
William Luther 0%
James Maloney 25%
Don Manzullo 100%
Frank Mascara 42%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 9%

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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