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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business and Professional Women USA

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 11%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 91%
Joe Baca, Sr. 91%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 9%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 36%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 89%
Bob Bennett 11%
Douglas Bereuter 9%
Shelley Berkley 91%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 45%
Judy Biggert 27%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 45%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 9%
Mary Bono Mack 27%
Leonard Boswell 82%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 55%
John Breaux 44%
Henry Brown, Jr. 9%
Jim Bunning 11%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 9%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 78%
Ben Campbell 11%
Chris Cannon 9%
Brad Carson 73%
Mike Castle 27%
Hillary Clinton 78%
Michael Collins 9%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 78%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 73%
Christopher Cox 9%
Larry Craig 11%
Robert Cramer 45%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 78%
James Davis 91%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 9%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 91%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 9%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 11%
Calvin Dooley 82%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 78%
David Dreier 9%
Jennifer Dunn 27%
John Edwards 89%
Chet Edwards 82%
Vern Ehlers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 9%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 82%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 89%
Michael Ferguson 18%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 9%
Mark Foley 27%
Harold Ford, Jr. 82%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 11%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 9%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 82%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 27%
Paul Gillmor 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 91%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 82%
Porter Goss 9%
Daniel Graham 89%
Mark Green 9%
James Greenwood 36%
Judd Gregg 11%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 91%
Melissa Hart 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 9%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 64%
Ernest Hollings 78%
Darlene Hooley 91%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
Kenny Hulshof 9%
Duncan Hunter 9%
Kay Hutchison 22%
Henry Hyde 9%
Daniel Inouye 89%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 9%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 82%
James Merrill Jeffords 44%
William Lewis Jenkins 9%
Christopher John 45%
Tim Johnson 9%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Ric Keller 9%
Sue Kelly 27%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 91%
Dale Kildee 73%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 91%
Joseph Knollenberg 9%
Herb Kohl 89%
James Kolbe 36%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 11%
Ray LaHood 18%
Nicholas Lampson 73%
Tom Lantos 91%
James Leach 36%
Jerry Lewis 9%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 89%
Blanche Lincoln 78%
John Linder 9%
William Lipinski 45%
Trent Lott, Sr. 11%
Dick Lugar 11%
Don Manzullo 0%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 91%
James McCrery III 9%
John McHugh 18%
Scott McInnis 0%
Michael McNulty 73%
Martin Meehan 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 82%
Zell Bryan Miller 33%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jack Murtha 55%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 56%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 9%
Robert William Ney 9%
Don Nickles 11%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 9%
Jim Oberstar 64%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 64%
Thomas William Osborne 9%
Doug Ose 18%
Major Owens 91%
Michael Oxley 9%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 9%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 9%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
Deborah Pryce 27%
George Radanovich 9%
James Ramstad 27%
Ralph Regula 9%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Silvestre Reyes 82%
Thomas Reynolds 9%

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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