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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Foreign Service Association

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Charles Pickering, Jr. 71%
Todd Platts 78%
Richard Pombo 29%
Earl Pomeroy 78%
Deborah Pryce 94%
Jack Quinn 71%
George Radanovich 41%
James Ramstad 78%
Ralph Regula 75%
Denny Rehberg 78%
Silvestre Reyes 61%
Thomas Reynolds 78%
Ciro Rodriguez 84%
Mike Ross 65%
Steve Rothman 81%
Jim Ryun 48%
Martin Olav Sabo 71%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 71%
Rick Santorum 93%
Paul Sarbanes 81%
Jim Saxton 65%
Edward Schrock 81%
John Shadegg 78%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 84%
Christopher Shays 94%
Donald Sherwood 78%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 81%
Ike Skelton 88%
Gordon Smith 100%
Nick Smith 78%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 81%
Hilda Solis 61%
Mark Souder 71%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
Pete Stark 55%
Cliff Stearns 45%
Charles Stenholm 88%
Ted Stevens 100%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bart Stupak 71%
John Sununu 71%
John Sweeney 88%
Tom Tancredo 29%
John Tanner 68%
Ellen Tauscher 78%
William Tauzin 88%
Charles Taylor 45%
Gene Taylor 29%
Craig Thomas 86%
William Thomas 84%
Todd Tiahrt 78%
Ed Towns 88%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
James Turner 78%
George Voinovich 87%
James Walsh 88%
Zach Wamp 61%
John Warner 88%
Diane Watson 61%
Mel Watt 88%
Anthony Weiner 94%
David Weldon 55%
W. Curtis Weldon 71%
Gerald Weller 78%
Robert Wexler 88%
Heather Wilson 71%
Lynn Woolsey 71%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 88%

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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