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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Public Citizen's Congress Watch

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 82%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 5%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 4%
Thomas Allen 86%
Rob Andrews 82%
Joe Baca, Sr. 77%
Brian Baird 77%
Richard Hugh Baker 5%
Cass Ballenger 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 27%
Max Baucus 62%
Evan Bayh 65%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 14%
Shelley Berkley 82%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 82%
Judy Biggert 5%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 68%
Sherwood Boehlert 36%
Kit Bond 4%
Henry Bonilla 5%
Mary Bono Mack 14%
Leonard Boswell 73%
Rick Boucher 59%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 55%
John Breaux 31%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 8%
Dan Burton 5%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 77%
Ben Campbell 19%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 5%
Brad Carson 55%
Julia Carson 86%
Mike Castle 32%
Hillary Clinton 96%
Michael Collins 14%
Larry Combest 9%
Kent Conrad 81%
Jon Corzine 96%
Jerry Costello 73%
Christopher Cox 5%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 36%
Philip Crane 5%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 9%
Thomas Daschle 81%
James Davis 68%
Jo Ann Davis 14%
Thomas Davis III 9%
Bill Delahunt 77%
Thomas DeLay 5%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 14%
Norm Dicks 68%
Chris Dodd 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 12%
Calvin Dooley 41%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 81%
David Dreier 5%
Jennifer Dunn 5%
John Edwards 81%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 18%
Philip English 9%
John Ensign 15%
Bob Etheridge 68%
Lane Evans 91%
Terry Everett 5%
Russ Feingold 88%
Michael Ferguson 23%
Bob Filner 91%
Peter Fitzgerald 36%
Ernest Fletcher 5%
Mark Foley 27%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 9%
Barney Frank 95%
William Frist 4%
Jonas Frost III 82%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 86%
Jim Gibbons 9%
Wayne Gilchrest 18%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 68%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 18%
Bart Gordon 64%
Porter Goss 5%
Daniel Graham 69%
Mark Green 14%
James Greenwood 14%
Judd Gregg 12%
Gilbert Gutknecht 18%
Jane Harman 73%
Melissa Hart 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 9%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 64%
Maurice Hinchey 91%
David Lee Hobson 5%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 86%
Pete Hoekstra 18%
Thomas Holden 55%
Ernest Hollings 73%
Darlene Hooley 82%
John Nathan Hostettler 14%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 27%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 14%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Henry Hyde 9%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 14%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
William Jefferson 59%
James Merrill Jeffords 65%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 45%
Nancy Johnson 27%
Tim Johnson 27%
Paul Kanjorski 82%
Ric Keller 5%
Sue Kelly 14%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 5%
Patrick Kennedy 82%
Dale Kildee 91%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 86%
Gerald Kleczka 86%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 69%
James Kolbe 5%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
Jon Kyl 4%
Ray LaHood 14%
Nicholas Lampson 77%
Tom Lantos 91%
Steve LaTourette 18%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Ron Lewis 5%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Blanche Lincoln 42%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 59%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 19%
Don Manzullo 14%
Robert Matsui 86%
Karen McCarthy 86%
James McCrery III 5%
John McHugh 27%
Scott McInnis 5%
Michael McNulty 91%
Martin Meehan 86%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
Zell Bryan Miller 35%
Alan Mollohan 64%
Dennis Moore 68%
Jack Murtha 73%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 31%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Robert William Ney 9%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 9%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 18%
James Nussle 9%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 68%
Thomas William Osborne 9%
Doug Ose 14%
Major Owens 95%
Michael Oxley 5%
Ron Paul 32%
Donald Payne 91%
John Peterson 5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 9%
Todd Platts 18%
Richard Pombo 14%
Earl Pomeroy 77%
Deborah Pryce 5%

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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