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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Foreign Trade Council

2001-2002 Postions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 33%
Todd Akin 33%
Wayne Allard 83%
Thomas Allen 33%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 33%
Brian Baird 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 17%
Max Baucus 83%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 83%
Shelley Berkley 17%
Howard Berman 33%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 33%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Kit Bond 83%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 33%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Jim Bunning 33%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 0%
Chris Cannon 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
Mike Castle 83%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 33%
Larry Craig 83%
Robert Cramer 33%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 33%
James DeMint 83%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%
Norm Dicks 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 83%
John Doolittle 33%
Byron Dorgan 33%
David Dreier 83%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Philip English 83%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Terry Everett 33%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 50%
Bob Filner 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 17%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Wayne Gilchrest 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 33%
Judd Gregg 33%
Jane Harman 50%
Robert Hayes 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 83%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
Thomas Holden 33%
Darlene Hooley 33%
Kenny Hulshof 83%
Kay Hutchison 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Jefferson 83%
Tim Johnson 50%
Walter Jones, Sr. 0%
Paul Kanjorski 33%
Ric Keller 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 17%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 33%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 33%
Joseph Knollenberg 83%
Herb Kohl 50%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
Steve LaTourette 33%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 83%
Joe Lieberman 50%
Blanche Lincoln 83%
John Linder 83%
Dick Lugar 100%
Don Manzullo 83%
James McCrery III 83%
John McHugh 33%
Michael McNulty 33%
Alan Mollohan 17%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jack Murtha 33%
Sue Myrick 83%
Ben Nelson 50%
Jim Oberstar 33%
Dave Obey 17%
John Olver 33%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Ron Paul 33%
Donald Payne 17%
John Peterson 83%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 33%
Todd Platts 50%
Earl Pomeroy 33%
Deborah Pryce 83%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 33%
Denny Rehberg 83%
Silvestre Reyes 33%
Thomas Reynolds 83%
Mike Ross 17%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Saxton 33%
John Shadegg 50%
Christopher Shays 83%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 33%
Vic Snyder 83%
Hilda Solis 33%
Mark Souder 33%
Arlen Specter 33%
John Spratt, Jr. 33%
Pete Stark 17%
Ted Stevens 50%
Bart Stupak 17%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 83%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
Gene Taylor 17%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
Ed Towns 33%
George Voinovich 50%
James Walsh 33%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 17%
Mel Watt 33%
Anthony Weiner 33%
David Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 17%
Heather Wilson 83%
Lynn Woolsey 33%
David Wu 33%
Bill Young 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 33%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 33%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 33%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 33%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 83%

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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