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Rating Group: American Foreign Service Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
George Allen 100%
Max Baucus 100%
Bob Bennett 100%
John Breaux 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
William Frist 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
James Leach 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
Ben Nelson 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
Gordon Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Gary Ackerman 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 94%
Rick Boucher 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 94%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 94%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
Thomas Davis III 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
John Edwards 94%
Philip English 94%
Jonas Frost III 94%
Wayne Gilchrest 94%
Charlie Gonzalez 94%
Judd Gregg 94%
Kay Hutchison 94%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 94%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 94%
Herb Kohl 94%
James Kolbe 94%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 94%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 94%
Joe Lieberman 94%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 94%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 94%
Dick Lugar 94%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
Jim Oberstar 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 94%
Deborah Pryce 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 94%
Christopher Shays 94%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 94%
Anthony Weiner 94%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 94%
Wayne Allard 93%
Kit Bond 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 93%
Peter Fitzgerald 93%
Daniel Graham 93%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 93%
Don Nickles 93%
Rick Santorum 93%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
James Davis 90%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
William Jefferson 90%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Thomas Allen 88%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 88%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
Charlie Bass 88%
Douglas Bereuter 88%
Howard Berman 88%
Judy Biggert 88%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 88%
Eric Cantor 88%
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%
Mike Castle 88%
Robert Cramer 88%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 88%
Peter Deutsch 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 88%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
David Dreier 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Michael Ferguson 88%
Ernest Fletcher 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88%
Porter Goss 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 88%
James Greenwood 88%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 88%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 88%
Daniel Inouye 88%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 88%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 88%
Jerry Lewis 88%
John Linder 88%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 88%
James McCrery III 88%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 88%
Anne Northup 88%
James Nussle 88%
John Olver 88%
Michael Oxley 88%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 88%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 88%
Ike Skelton 88%
Charles Stenholm 88%
John Sweeney 88%
William Tauzin 88%
Ed Towns 88%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 88%
James Walsh 88%
John Warner 88%
Mel Watt 88%
Robert Wexler 88%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 88%
Evan Bayh 87%
Jeff Bingaman 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
Jim Bunning 87%
Larry Craig 87%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 87%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 87%
James Merrill Jeffords 87%
Trent Lott, Sr. 87%
George Voinovich 87%
Jon Kyl 86%
Craig Thomas 86%
Rob Andrews 84%
Calvin Dooley 84%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 84%
Baron Hill 84%
Darlene Hooley 84%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 84%
Christopher John 84%
Nancy Johnson 84%
Sue Kelly 84%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
Karen McCarthy 84%
Michael McNulty 84%
Martin Meehan 84%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 84%
Ciro Rodriguez 84%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 84%
William Thomas 84%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 81%
Steve Buyer 81%
Julia Carson 81%
Hillary Clinton 81%
Kent Conrad 81%
Jon Corzine 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
Byron Dorgan 81%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%

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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