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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for the Arts Action Fund

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Brad Carson 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
Michael Collins 50%
Larry Combest 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 0%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 100%
Porter Goss 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
James Greenwood 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 50%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Nancy Johnson 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
Tim Johnson 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Ray LaHood 100%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
Steve LaTourette 100%
James Leach 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%

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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