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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

1999-2002 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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 7%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 8%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 93%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 7%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 67%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 7%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 69%
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 8%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 14%
Mary Bono Mack 36%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 86%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 64%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 8%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 8%
Ben Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 57%
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 71%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 64%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 8%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 7%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 8%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 57%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Thomas Daschle 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 79%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 31%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
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%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 7%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 69%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 7%
David Dreier 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 38%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 64%
Vern Ehlers 7%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 7%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 71%
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%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 71%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 86%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 7%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 85%
Jim Gibbons 29%
Wayne Gilchrest 69%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 69%
Porter Goss 7%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 23%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 14%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 7%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Baron Hill 54%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 92%
David Lee Hobson 7%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 7%
Ernest Hollings 83%
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. 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kenny Hulshof 8%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
Daniel Inouye 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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