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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Foreign Service Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Gary Ackerman 94%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 45%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 74%
Todd Akin 49%
Wayne Allard 93%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 84%
Joe Baca, Sr. 71%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
Brian Baird 78%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
Cass Ballenger 65%
Roscoe Bartlett 49%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 58%
Charlie Bass 88%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 78%
Bob Bennett 100%
Douglas Bereuter 88%
Shelley Berkley 78%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 61%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
Judy Biggert 88%
Michael Bilirakis 61%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 78%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 71%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 71%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 78%
Kit Bond 93%
Henry Bonilla 78%
Mary Bono Mack 78%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 55%
Leonard Boswell 78%
Rick Boucher 94%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 81%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 71%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 59%
John Breaux 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
Henry Brown, Jr. 78%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Jim Bunning 87%
Conrad Burns 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 71%
Dan Burton 49%
Steve Buyer 81%
Robert Byrd 68%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 78%
Ben Campbell 80%
Chris Cannon 51%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 88%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 65%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 88%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
Brad Carson 78%
Julia Carson 81%
Mike Castle 88%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 78%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 78%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 65%
Hillary Clinton 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 33%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
Michael Collins 49%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
Larry Combest 51%
Kent Conrad 81%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 69%
Jon Corzine 81%
Jerry Costello 71%
Christopher Cox 75%
Larry Craig 87%
Robert Cramer 88%
Philip Crane 68%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
Barbara Cubin 29%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 78%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 65%
Randall Cunningham 68%
Thomas Daschle 80%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
James Davis 90%
Jo Ann Davis 55%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 94%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 59%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 59%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
Bill Delahunt 78%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
Thomas DeLay 55%
James DeMint 68%
Peter Deutsch 88%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
Norm Dicks 78%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
Chris Dodd 68%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 78%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Calvin Dooley 84%
John Doolittle 58%
Byron Dorgan 81%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
David Dreier 88%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
Jennifer Dunn 78%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
John Edwards 94%
Chet Edwards 78%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 65%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
Philip English 94%
John Ensign 79%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 78%
Terry Everett 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 78%
Russ Feingold 54%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Bob Filner 78%
Peter Fitzgerald 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 55%
Ernest Fletcher 88%
Mark Foley 61%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 84%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
William Frist 100%
Jonas Frost III 94%
Elton Gallegly 78%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 78%
Jim Gibbons 78%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
Paul Gillmor 81%
Charlie Gonzalez 94%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 26%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 68%
Bart Gordon 78%
Porter Goss 88%
Daniel Graham 93%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 81%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 78%
Mark Green 78%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 81%
James Greenwood 88%
Judd Gregg 94%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 78%
Gilbert Gutknecht 61%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 87%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 68%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 88%
Jane Harman 71%
Melissa Hart 71%
J. Dennis Hastert 35%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 58%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 87%
Robert Hayes 71%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 61%
Joel Hefley 35%
Wally Herger, Jr. 78%
Baron Hill 84%
Maurice Hinchey 61%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
David Lee Hobson 81%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
Pete Hoekstra 81%
Thomas Holden 71%
Ernest Hollings 81%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
Darlene Hooley 84%

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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