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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 93%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 29%
Brian Baird 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Cass Ballenger 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 87%
Charlie Bass 80%
Max Baucus 53%
Evan Bayh 33%
Bob Bennett 93%
Douglas Bereuter 80%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 87%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 87%
Henry Bonilla 93%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 27%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 21%
John Breaux 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Jim Bunning 93%
Conrad Burns 87%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 13%
Ben Campbell 86%
Chris Cannon 100%
Brad Carson 67%
Julia Carson 7%
Mike Castle 80%
Hillary Clinton 7%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 92%
Kent Conrad 7%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 27%
Christopher Cox 100%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 93%
Thomas Daschle 13%
James Davis 13%
Jo Ann Davis 87%
Thomas Davis III 93%
Bill Delahunt 7%
Thomas DeLay 93%
James DeMint 100%
Peter Deutsch 7%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 87%
Norm Dicks 7%
Chris Dodd 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
Calvin Dooley 67%
John Doolittle 93%
Byron Dorgan 7%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 93%
John Edwards 7%
Chet Edwards 27%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 86%
Philip English 87%
John Ensign 87%
Bob Etheridge 33%
Lane Evans 7%
Terry Everett 93%
Russ Feingold 7%
Michael Ferguson 73%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 73%
Ernest Fletcher 93%
Mark Foley 87%
Harold Ford, Jr. 29%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 93%
Barney Frank 7%
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%
Bart Gordon 47%
Porter Goss 100%
Daniel Graham 7%
Mark Green 93%
James Greenwood 80%
Judd Gregg 93%
Gilbert Gutknecht 93%
Jane Harman 40%
Melissa Hart 93%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 87%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 93%
Wally Herger, Jr. 93%
Baron Hill 14%
Maurice Hinchey 7%
David Lee Hobson 93%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 7%
Pete Hoekstra 93%
Thomas Holden 13%
Ernest Hollings 7%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 80%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 54%
Kenny Hulshof 93%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Kay Hutchison 93%
Henry Hyde 87%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 87%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 40%
James Merrill Jeffords 36%
William Lewis Jenkins 87%
Christopher John 53%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 13%
Ric Keller 100%
Sue Kelly 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 87%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 7%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 13%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 93%
Herb Kohl 13%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 7%
Jon Kyl 93%
Ray LaHood 73%
Nicholas Lampson 20%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 73%
James Leach 67%
Jerry Lewis 93%
Ron Lewis 93%
Joe Lieberman 20%
Blanche Lincoln 47%
John Linder 100%
William Lipinski 33%
Trent Lott, Sr. 93%
Dick Lugar 93%
Don Manzullo 93%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 14%
James McCrery III 93%
John McHugh 80%
Scott McInnis 93%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 7%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Zell Bryan Miller 71%
Alan Mollohan 20%
Dennis Moore 40%
Jack Murtha 27%
Sue Myrick 93%
Ben Nelson 53%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 93%
Robert William Ney 93%
Don Nickles 93%
Anne Northup 93%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 86%
James Nussle 93%
Jim Oberstar 14%
Dave Obey 7%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 27%
Thomas William Osborne 100%
Doug Ose 93%
Major Owens 14%
Michael Oxley 92%
Ron Paul 86%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 100%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 100%
Todd Platts 93%
Richard Pombo 93%
Earl Pomeroy 13%
Deborah Pryce 93%
Jack Quinn 69%

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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