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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 18%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 5%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 38%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 14%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 81%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 82%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 82%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 86%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 73%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 62%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 18%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 9%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 9%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 91%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 15%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 5%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 4%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 23%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 9%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 82%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 9%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 15%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 9%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 23%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 42%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 9%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 82%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 86%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 82%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 77%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 9%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 18%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 5%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 5%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 19%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 77%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 12%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 85%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 77%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 18%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 64%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 14%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 45%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 41%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 86%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 82%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 86%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 86%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 96%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 5%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 15%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 4%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 5%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 86%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 77%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 58%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 27%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 22%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 73%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 64%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 82%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 4%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 59%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 77%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 5%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 59%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 27%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 77%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 81%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 68%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 5%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 86%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 77%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 82%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 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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