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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Foreign Service Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 94%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 55%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 79%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 55%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 81%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 81%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 78%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 88%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 94%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 51%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 68%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 74%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 81%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 78%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 81%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 68%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 81%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 81%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 87%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 81%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 65%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 81%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 65%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 59%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 78%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 35%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 35%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 78%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 88%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 49%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 65%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 78%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 81%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 94%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 65%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 65%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 71%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 69%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 55%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 65%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 71%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 16%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 84%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 71%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 65%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 71%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 61%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 78%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 71%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 68%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 41%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 78%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 59%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 59%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 78%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 61%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 71%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 55%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 68%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 58%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 48%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 81%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 58%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 78%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 78%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 84%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 19%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 61%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 65%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 59%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 45%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 55%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 71%

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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