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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Arab American Institute

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 43%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 43%
Constance Morella 43%
Ciro Rodriguez 43%
Steve Rothman 43%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 43%
Robert Wexler 43%
Brian Baird 40%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 40%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 40%
Jean Carnahan 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
James Davis 40%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 40%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 40%
George Gekas 40%
Jane Harman 40%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 40%
Patrick Kennedy 40%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 40%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 40%
Zell Bryan Miller 40%
Dennis Moore 40%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 40%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 40%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 40%
Ted Strickland 40%
Ellen Tauscher 40%
Robert Torricelli 40%
Albert Wynn 40%
Thomas Allen 33%
James Barcia 33%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 33%
Shelley Berkley 33%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 33%
Chris Cannon 33%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
David Dreier 33%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 33%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
Porter Goss 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 33%
Tony Hall 33%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
Jesse Helms 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
Kenny Hulshof 33%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 33%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
James Kolbe 33%
Nicholas Lampson 33%
Jerry Lewis 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 33%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
Frank Mascara 33%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 33%
Dan Miller 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 33%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Robert Borski, Jr. 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Thomas DeLay 25%
Norm Dicks 25%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 25%
Tim Johnson 25%
William Luther 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
Doug Ose 25%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 25%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
Jack Quinn 25%
Mike Ross 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
Ike Skelton 25%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Brad Carson 20%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 20%
Peter Deutsch 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 20%
Lane Evans 20%
Melissa Hart 20%
Henry Hyde 20%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 20%
Sue Kelly 20%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Stephen Largent 20%
Steve LaTourette 20%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 20%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 20%
Robert Matsui 20%
Michael McNulty 20%
David Phelps 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
Deborah Pryce 20%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 20%
Bart Stupak 20%
John Sweeney 20%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 20%
Richard Armey 17%
Mark Foley 17%
Benjamin Gilman 17%
Anthony Weiner 17%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Marion Berry 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
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%
Ben Campbell 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 0%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Cooksey 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
James DeMint 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Terry Everett 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 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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