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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Population Connection

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Quinn 10%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 27%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 91%
Timothy Roemer 27%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 91%
Rick Santorum 13%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 9%
Joe Scarborough 10%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 64%
Christopher Shays 90%
Donald Sherwood 9%
Ronnie Shows 0%
Norman Sisisky 91%
Joseph Skeen 18%
Ike Skelton 11%
Gordon Smith 25%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 88%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 9%
Ted Stevens 38%
Ted Strickland 91%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 10%
John Sununu 18%
John Sweeney 73%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 90%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 9%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 9%
Craig Thomas 13%
William Thomas 64%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 100%
Strom Thurmond 13%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 9%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 80%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 18%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 29%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 100%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 9%
Paul Wellstone 88%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 45%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 10%

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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