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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association of Counties

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Charles Pickering, Jr. 86%
Todd Platts 100%
Richard Pombo 79%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
Deborah Pryce 79%
Jack Quinn 93%
George Radanovich 86%
James Ramstad 79%
Ralph Regula 93%
Denny Rehberg 86%
Silvestre Reyes 71%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 57%
Mike Ross 79%
Steve Rothman 64%
Jim Ryun 79%
Martin Olav Sabo 64%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 93%
Rick Santorum 56%
Paul Sarbanes 67%
Jim Saxton 79%
Edward Schrock 79%
John Shadegg 64%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 79%
Christopher Shays 79%
Donald Sherwood 93%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 79%
Ike Skelton 71%
Gordon Smith 78%
Nick Smith 79%
Olympia Snowe 89%
Vic Snyder 71%
Hilda Solis 71%
Mark Souder 86%
Arlen Specter 78%
John Spratt, Jr. 71%
Pete Stark 43%
Cliff Stearns 71%
Charles Stenholm 71%
Ted Stevens 89%
Ted Strickland 71%
Bart Stupak 64%
John Sullivan 86%
John Sununu 86%
John Sweeney 71%
Tom Tancredo 64%
John Tanner 71%
Ellen Tauscher 71%
William Tauzin 86%
Charles Taylor 71%
Gene Taylor 79%
Craig Thomas 56%
William Thomas 79%
Todd Tiahrt 86%
Ed Towns 79%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
James Turner 86%
George Voinovich 56%
James Walsh 86%
Zach Wamp 79%
John Warner 89%
Diane Watson 57%
Mel Watt 64%
Anthony Weiner 64%
David Weldon 86%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 86%
Robert Wexler 71%
Heather Wilson 93%
Lynn Woolsey 64%
David Wu 71%
Albert Wynn 71%
Bill Young 86%

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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