Rating Group: AIDS United

2001 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 40%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 57%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 42%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 40%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 60%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 40%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 80%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 20%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 60%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 40%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 60%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 40%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 40%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 60%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 60%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 20%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 40%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 57%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 71%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 60%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 20%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 20%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 57%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 57%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 71%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 20%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 85%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 60%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 60%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 71%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 20%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 71%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 85%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 40%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 60%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 40%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 40%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 40%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 60%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 80%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 60%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 60%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 60%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 85%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 57%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 60%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 60%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 60%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 40%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 40%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 60%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 40%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 40%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 71%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 20%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 40%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 60%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 60%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 57%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 20%
Wayne Allard 42%
George Allen 71%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 60%
Cass Ballenger 60%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 60%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Bennett 71%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 60%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 57%
Henry Bonilla 60%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 80%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
John Breaux 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
Ed Bryant 20%
Jim Bunning 42%
Conrad Burns 71%
Dan Burton 20%
Steve Buyer 60%
Robert Byrd 85%
Herbert Callahan 60%
Ben Campbell 71%
Chris Cannon 40%
Eric Cantor 0%
Jean Carnahan 100%
Brad Carson 80%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 60%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 40%
Larry Combest 20%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
John Cooksey 60%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 60%
Christopher Cox 40%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 57%
Robert Cramer 80%
Philip Crane 40%
Barbara Cubin 40%
Randall Cunningham 60%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 80%
Jo Ann Davis 20%
Thomas Davis III 60%
Bill Delahunt 80%
Thomas DeLay 20%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 60%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 57%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 20%
Byron Dorgan 100%
David Dreier 60%
Jennifer Dunn 40%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 80%
Vern Ehlers 80%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 40%
Jo Ann Emerson 60%
Philip English 60%
John Ensign 57%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 20%
Russ Feingold 71%
Michael Ferguson 40%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 57%
Ernest Fletcher 40%
Mark Foley 60%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 80%
William Frist 71%
Jonas Frost III 80%
Elton Gallegly 60%
John Ganske 80%
George Gekas 60%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
Paul Gillmor 20%
Benjamin Gilman 60%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 85%
William Phillip Gramm 28%
Mark Green 40%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 42%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 40%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 20%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 20%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 42%
Wally Herger, Jr. 40%
Baron Hill 100%
Van Hilleary 20%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 60%
Pete Hoekstra 40%
Thomas Holden 80%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Stephen Horn 80%
John Nathan Hostettler 20%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 57%
Kay Hutchison 71%
Henry Hyde 40%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 40%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 71%
William Lewis Jenkins 20%
Christopher John 80%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Tim Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ric Keller 40%
Sue Kelly 60%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 40%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 60%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 60%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 28%
John LaFalce 100%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 60%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 60%
Ron Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 40%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 57%
Ken Lucas 40%
Dick Lugar 71%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 80%
Don Manzullo 20%
Frank Mascara 80%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 60%
John McHugh 20%
Scott McInnis 40%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 20%
Zell Bryan Miller 71%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 57%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 40%
Ben Nelson 100%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 60%
Robert William Ney 40%
Don Nickles 42%
Anne Northup 60%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 40%
James Nussle 80%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Thomas William Osborne 60%
Doug Ose 60%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 60%
Ron Paul 20%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 40%
David Phelps 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 20%
Todd Platts 40%
Richard Pombo 20%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Deborah Pryce 60%
Jack Quinn 60%
George Radanovich 40%
James Ramstad 80%
Ralph Regula 60%
Denny Rehberg 60%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Thomas Reynolds 60%
Bob Riley 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 100%
Timothy Roemer 80%
Mike Ross 80%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 80%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 100%
Rick Santorum 57%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 60%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 20%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 60%
Christopher Shays 80%
Donald Sherwood 60%
Ronnie Shows 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 60%
Joseph Skeen 60%
Ike Skelton 80%
Gordon Smith 85%
Nick Smith 40%
Bob Smith 28%
Olympia Snowe 85%
Vic Snyder 80%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 40%
Arlen Specter 85%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 20%
Charles Stenholm 40%
Ted Stevens 71%
Ted Strickland 80%
Bob Stump 20%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sununu 60%
John Sweeney 60%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 80%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
William Tauzin 60%
Charles Taylor 40%
Gene Taylor 20%
Craig Thomas 57%
William Thomas 60%
Fred Thompson 71%
Karen Thurman 80%
Strom Thurmond 57%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 40%
James Traficant, Jr. 60%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 80%
George Voinovich 28%
James Walsh 60%
Zach Wamp 40%
John Warner 85%
Wesley Watkins 20%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 40%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 40%
Gerald Weller 60%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 60%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 60%

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.