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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 27%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 93%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
Brian Baird 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 93%
Charlie Bass 80%
Max Baucus 53%
Evan Bayh 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Bob Bennett 93%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 87%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
Kit Bond 87%
Henry Bonilla 93%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 80%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 27%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
John Breaux 40%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 87%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 13%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
Ben Campbell 86%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 7%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 7%
Mike Castle 80%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
Hillary Clinton 7%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 27%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
Michael Collins 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
Larry Combest 92%
Kent Conrad 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 27%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 93%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 93%
Thomas Daschle 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
James Davis 13%
Jo Ann Davis 87%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
Thomas Davis III 93%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
Bill Delahunt 7%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 93%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 7%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 73%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87%
Norm Dicks 7%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 13%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 7%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
David Dreier 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
Jennifer Dunn 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
John Edwards 7%
Chet Edwards 27%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 87%
John Ensign 87%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 93%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
Russ Feingold 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
Michael Ferguson 73%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 73%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
Ernest Fletcher 93%
Mark Foley 87%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
William Frist 93%
Jonas Frost III 7%
Elton Gallegly 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 7%
Jim Gibbons 93%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 86%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 93%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
Mark Green 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 7%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 87%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
Jane Harman 40%
Melissa Hart 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 93%
Robert Hayes 87%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Baron Hill 14%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
David Lee Hobson 93%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 7%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 13%
Ernest Hollings 7%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 15%
Darlene Hooley 33%

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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