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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 93%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 87%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 85%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 80%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 7%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 15%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 13%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 13%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 87%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 93%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 86%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 57%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 27%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 13%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 67%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 13%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 13%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 13%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 20%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 7%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 86%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 87%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 13%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 20%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 7%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 13%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 71%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 7%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 93%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 73%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 40%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 7%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 7%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 33%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 27%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 27%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 13%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 93%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 47%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 13%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 20%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 7%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 14%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 7%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 40%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 8%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 87%

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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