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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%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Donald Payne 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Pete Stark 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 89%
Lynn Woolsey 89%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 83%
John Olver 83%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
Hilda Solis 83%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 80%
William Coyne 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 80%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 80%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 80%
Ron Paul 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 80%
Diane Watson 80%
Paul Wellstone 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Jefferson 75%
Christopher John 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dave Obey 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 71%
Bill Delahunt 71%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 71%
Dale Kildee 71%
Major Owens 71%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
Maurice Hinchey 70%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 67%
Gary Condit 67%
Thomas Daschle 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 67%
Bob Filner 67%
Daniel Inouye 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 67%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
Karen McCarthy 67%
Ben Nelson 67%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 67%
Robert William Ney 67%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67%
Karen Thurman 67%
David Wu 67%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 63%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 63%
Joe Baca, Sr. 60%
Judy Biggert 60%
Julia Carson 60%
Jon Corzine 60%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 60%
John Edwards 60%
Russ Feingold 60%
James Greenwood 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 60%
James Leach 60%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 60%
Carrie Meek 60%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 60%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 60%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 60%
Barney Frank 57%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Stephen Horn 57%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 57%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 57%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 57%
Christopher Shays 57%
Bob Barr, Jr. 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Rod Blagojevich 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Herbert Callahan 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
Robert Clement 50%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Philip Crane 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
Byron Dorgan 50%
John Ensign 50%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 50%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Nancy Johnson 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
James Maloney 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
Michael Oxley 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Nick Smith 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
John Sununu 50%
Ed Towns 50%
James Walsh 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 43%
Rob Andrews 43%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 43%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 43%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 43%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 43%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 43%

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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