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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 43%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 43%
Richard Armey 17%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 40%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 33%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 80%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 40%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 33%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
Judy Biggert 60%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Rod Blagojevich 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 33%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
Jean Carnahan 40%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
Brad Carson 20%
Julia Carson 60%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 33%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 67%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 60%
Jerry Costello 40%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 50%
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 33%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
James Davis 40%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
Thomas Davis III 25%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
Bill Delahunt 71%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Thomas DeLay 25%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 20%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Norm Dicks 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
David Dreier 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 20%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
Russ Feingold 60%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 67%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 17%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 57%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
George Gekas 40%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%

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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